Celexa (Citalopram) was manufactured first and it has nearly the same chemical make up as Lexapro. Lexapro does not have a generic pill out yet so it was probably your insurance that turned down the one and said must try the Citalopram. The pharmacy would have had to get a new order from your physician to switch the meds and someone should have told you.
If you are not doing well on the Citalopram you may petition your Insuarnce company to pay for coverage of the drug that works for you.
I hope you can get the Lexapro, to pay out of pocket it is in the $90.00 a month range.
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