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Escitalopram Withdrawal and Tapering Help

Escitalopram (Lexapro) has had many lawsuits against the manufacturer for failing to provide adequate warnings about the increased risks associated with  taking the drug. Slow tapering is recommended for this medication. Our NonProfit has been helping people for over 14 Years.  Contact the Prescription Drug Experts if you need help withdrawing from Escitalopram.

The primary action of Escitalopram is on Serotonin. Serotonin influences the cardiovascular, renal, immune and gastrointestinal systems, and is essential to regulate body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and the sympathetic nervous system. Reports of serious discontinuation symptoms have been documented when stopping abruptly or rapidly tapering. Stopping Escitalopram incorrectly can adversely affect many areas of the body. C ontact us if you need help tapering off of Escitalopram or have questions.

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Real Results for Escitalopram Dependency

The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Escitalopram while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms. We eliminate Interaction items to help make Escitalopram withdrawal more comfortable. Our physician recommended schedules allow your doctor to taper you off Escitalopram correctly.  The success of our program over the past 14 years is due to our unmatched service and unique mentoring approach. Escitalopram can be dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering. Read program FAQ page.

We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Antidepressant withdrawals.

We've helped people in 76 counties and in all 50 states in the USA

PROVEN RESULTS

This is a low cost program with proven results. So don't suffer...

Testimonials

I just want to say thank you to all of you for helping me at the very worst time of my life. I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate Point of Return. I will refer anyone I know who has similar problems as I had. more...

Bob (California) Escitalopram

I will forever be grateful for your help, and I continue to tell others about your marvelous program of drug recovery when the opportunity presents itself.  I will never forget you and your compassion toward me and so many others. more...

Tom (Alabama) Escitalopram

I am doing well and very excited to be antidepressant-free. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your team members, each one of you, are truly life-savers! more...

Dennis (Washington) Escitalopram

Key Components of Our In-Home Program

  • Skilled Experts in Prescription Drugs guiding you throughout the process.
  • Professional, kind mentoring
  • Assessment at the onset to determine taper rates, potential interactions, etc.
  • Nutraceuticals specially formulated to ease symptoms
  • Unlike herbs and many vitamins, our nutraceuticals will not interact with any medications
  • Information, advice and direction
  • 24/7 discussion board with encouraging members and knowledgeable mentors
  • Email and phone access at no charge
  • Recommendations for addressing symptoms such as gut problems, headaches, pain, etc.
  • Experienced team of committed experts with over 14 years experience
  • Every person at Point of Return has a personal story with these drugs. You are never alone

     Call toll-free 866-605-2333 to Learn More or send us an Email.

Side Effects May Include

Constipation, decreased appetite, decreased sex drive, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, ejaculation disorder, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, impotence, indigestion, insomnia, nausea, runny nose, sinusitis, sleepiness, sweating, abdominal pain, abnormal dreaming, allergic reactions, blurred vision, bronchitis, chest pain, coughing, earache, fever, gas, heartburn, high blood pressure, hot flushes, increased appetite, irritability, joint pain, lack of concentration, lack of energy, lack of orgasm, light-headedness, menstrual cramps, migraine, muscle pain, nasal congestion, neck and shoulder pain, pain in arms or legs, palpitations, rash, ringing in the ears, sinus congestion, sinus headache, stomachache, tingling, toothache, tremors, urinary problems, vertigo, vomiting, weight changes, yawning

Withdrawal Symptoms May Include

Aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech issues, visual changes, worsened depression 

Other names for Escitalopram Include

Lexapro,  Cipralex,  Lexaprin, Lexaprin, Lexamil, Spiralexa, Esertia

Break Free Today

At Point of Return, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we have spent the last 14 years helping people wean off Escitalopram correctly. With customized taper rates and all natural nutraceuticals, our program allows you to control your symptoms and properly come off allows you to control your symptoms and properly come off Escitalopram, once and for all, from the comfort of your home. Read program FAQs.

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" I felt an immediate sense of relief that someone understood exactly what was happening to me. I was no longer alone in my crazy battle with this drug! I will be forever grateful to God for leading me to POINT OF RETURN for holding my hand every step of the way! - Laura (Texas) Escitalopram  more...

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Escitalopram history and info

Lexapro is the brand name for Escitalopram, an antidepressant in a group of drugs called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). The mother compound of Lexapro is Celexa, which is a mixture of two different isomers (compounds): R-Celexa and S-Celexa, mirror images of each other. But the early studies by Forest Laboratories attributed the effectiveness of Celexa as an antidepressant was due largely to the S-isomer, while many of the side effects were linked to the R-isomer. Lexapro (Escitalopram) became the purified S-isomer of Celexa and required only 3.5 years to develop and was known as a 'cleaner and more potent SSRI."

Of all the SSRIs currently on the market, Lexapro (Escitalopram) has the highest affinity for the human Serotonin transporter, or the protein that transports Serotonin. This protein is also the target of stimulants drugs such as amphetamines and cocaine.

The FDA approved Lexapro in 2002 and according to a document released by the U.S. Senate's Special Committee in 2009, Forest Labs was accused of marketing Lexapro for unapproved uses; failing to disclose negative results from the clinical trials; and paying kickbacks to doctors who prescribed the drug. In 2010 Forest Pharmaceuticals agreed to pay $313 million to settle the charges over Lexapro and two other Forest drugs (Levothyroid and Celexa). In addition, Lexapro (Escitalopram) has been linked to birth defects and many lawsuits have been filed since the company marketed Lexapro as being safe for pregnant women and women of childbearing age. 

In June 2015 twelve lawsuits were filed against Forest Pharmaceuticals after children were born with birth defects. The plaintiffs claim that Forest knew through pre and post market studies the drug was associated with a significant increased risk of birth defects in babies whose mothers ingested the antidepressants during pregnancy, and despite this knowledge continued to aggressively and actively promote the use by women in child-bearing years.

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*While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice.

*Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support. More...