Lexapro Withdrawal and Tapering Help
Lexapro has one of the highest rates of discontinuation syndrome (withdrawals) of SSRIs, causing the Serotonin receptors to take time to return to neuronal health. A very slow taper is required to to prevent the brain from experiencing a type of serotonin starvation sensation. Our NonProfit has been helping people for over 14 Years. Contact the Prescription Drug Experts for help!
The primary action of Lexapro 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. During marketing of Lexapro there were spontaneous reports of withdrawal symptoms, particularly when stopping abruptly or rapidly tapering. Reports of serious discontinuation symptoms were also documented. Stopping Lexapro incorrectly can adversely affect many areas of the body. Contact Us if you need help to taper off of Lexapro or have questions.
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Real Results for Lexapro Dependency
The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Lexapro while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms. We eliminate Interaction items to help make Lexapro withdrawal more comfortable. Our physician recommended schedules allow your doctor to taper you off Lexapro correctly. The success of our program over the past 14 years is due to our unmatched service and unique mentoring approach. Lexapro 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.
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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, these are utilized throughout the whole process
- 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
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At Point of Return, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we have spent the last 14 years helping people wean off antidepressants 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 Lexapro, once and for all, from the comfort of your home. Read Program FAQ's .
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Lexapro 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 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 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 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.
Stopping Lexapro incorrectly can adversely affect many areas of the body. his is why our nonprofit uses gradual dose reduction schedules combined with specific all-natural nutraceuticals to help ease withdrawal symptoms.
*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...