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My son was switched from cyprimil to esi-pran by a local GP

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my son was switched from cyprimil to esi-pran by a local GP as he had run out of medication whilst visiting from Sydney to the Hunter. Would there be any adverse effects from this switch, and what are the side effects of esipran. He is on half dosage at the moment of 10 ml. Thank you
Cipramil is Citalopram, while Esipram is Escitalopram.

Both are antianxiety medicines.

There will not be any adverse effects from this switch. Esipram will work as well as Cipramil for anxiety.

But these medicines take some time to develop their full effect. As he has started Esipram now, he may take a week or so to get its full effect. So he should be prepared for this.

Side effects of Esipram are mild, it is considered a safe drug. Side effects which may occur in some persons are - sleep disturbances, increased sweating, stomach upset, mood changes. But they occur only in a minority of patients. If he notices any such effect he should report to the doctor.

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