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Your doctor is correct that Cipralex is good SSRI antidepressant that does not cause weight gain like other antidepressants. In addition, Cipralex has higher efficacy rates when compared to the Aropax
Here is a link explaining why Cipralex does not cause weight gain like other antidepressants
will the transition be difficult as my work load is heavy at the moment?
In addition, Bupropion also has been known to cause weight loss in some patients and is also an effective antidepressant.
No the transition between Aropax and Cipralex should not be that difficult because both are SSRI antidepressants.
thank you so much for your advice thus far - please explain efficacy rates
Well Cipralex has a higher bio-availability rate than the Aropax, which means that more is absorbed by the body. And this leads to a higher efficacy rate, which means that more people have success with the Cipralex then they do with Aropax in treating their depressive and anxiety symptoms.
i have changed from Arapax to Cipralex - experiencing vertigo and dizziness symptoms. Is this merely my body adjusting to the transition?
i am feeling much better today - dizziness not so bad anymore. Thank-you for answer - it has re-assured and encouraged me.
I enjoy a couple of glasses of low-alcohol white wine in the evenings - to relax - how does this affect the cipralex effects?
so the alcohol will not necessarily negate the efficacy of Cipralex?
Also, which generic of Cipralex do you recommend?
Thank-you once again for all your help.It is easier for me to speak to you than to my own Doctor!!!