Just wanted to clarify the exact name of the Lexapro generic for those looking for it:
I came to this board to check and see what people thought about Lexapro vs the new generic, and was surprised to find out that Citalopram, which I had taken for a few months thinking it was the Lexapro generic, is in fact NOT the generic!
Thinking back, I don't believe I noticed any difference in how the med worked, but interesting to learn!
I had decided to buy Lexapro from Canada since my insurance stopped it, and I was told that Citalopram was the generic. I bought it and used it for 6 months, and later switched back to Lexapro when my insurance changed.
I just recently switched to the REAL generic for Lexapro, and I've noticed some RLS the past week which is a side-effect I experienced when I stopped Lexapro a few years ago.
Just wanted to check and see if maybe the generic Escitalopram is possibly not as strong as the brand so my body is going through some withdrawals....(taking 20mg a day)
Could be TOTALLY unrelated though, as mentally I feel the generic is working fine for anxiety and OCD as the Lexapro did...