|Paxil versus Lexapro
May 4, 2006
I have switched from 40mg of paxil to 20mg of lexapro in the last 3 weeks. I am far more tense and aggressive after switching to lexapro? is that common, or could it just be the difference in drugs?
| Response from Dr. Horwath
People react differently to various medications. In your case, feeling more tense and aggressive may be related to the different effects of the 2 drugs, or it may have to do with the rapid switch from Paxil to Lexapro. Rapid discontinuation of Paxil is sometimes associated with uncomfortable symptoms, such as tension or irritability.
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