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I was on brand name Lexapro from 2002-2014. From 2014-2017 I…

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I was on brand name Lexapro from 2002-2014. From 2014-2017 I was switched to generic Lexapro, Escitalopram. Due to a pharmacy mix up I given brand name Lexapro again which I have been taking for 2 days now. Since being back on brand name Lexapro I am experiencing dizziness and increased anxiety. The dosage has not changed. Is this normal when switching from the generic version of a medicine to the name brand? If so, generally how long do the symptoms last?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?

2 days, since starting back on the name brand Lexapro. The dizziness is significantly worse when walking. It eases when sitting.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 10 months ago
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Hello I'm Dr Chip

Did you have this problem ever when you were on the brand name before?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No sir, not to my knowledge. I was 15 when I started the medicine 15 years ago so I can't quite recall. I also did not have this issue on the generic.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 10 months ago

OK

Actually I have seen this before when a patient went back on the brand name after being on the generic for a while

It's likely more of a filler in the brand name problem but in the cases of my patients those symptoms resolved within a week's time after they restarted the brand name

So really nothing to worry about here--just hang in there for a few more days

Please let me know if you need any more information

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