Escitalopram Withdrawal and Tapering Help

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.

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. During marketing of Lexapro (Escitalopram) there were spontaneous reports of withdrawal symptoms, particularly when stopping abruptly or rapidly tapering. Reports of serious discontinuation symptoms were also documented.

Stopping Escitalopram (Lexapro) incorrectly can adversely affect many areas of the body. Even with a slow taper too many find Escitalopram Withdrawals interrupt every aspect of their life. This is why our nonprofit uses gradual dose reduction schedules combined with specific all-natural nutraceuticals to ease withdrawal symptoms.

We have helped people in 73 countries and can help you too.

Trust our experts and begin the Point of Return program to escape Escitalopram Withdrawal.

If you'd like our assistance to taper Escitalopram please send our nonprofit a confidential inquiry, telephone tollfree 866.605.2333 or get started on our program today.

How Point of Return can Help You

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 ease symptoms.  Escitalopram is dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering.

We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Antidepressant withdrawals.

How Our Escitalopram Withdrawal Program Works:

  • Our nonprofit team has been through these withdrawals and can guide you through the correct process.
  • We take an all-natural approach to help reduce symptoms from Escitalopram Withdrawal.
  • Our confidential intake helps us guide you individually.
  • Our specialized nutraceuticals help minimize Escitalopram Withdrawal symptoms.
  • We eliminate Interaction Items to ensure your Escitalopram Withdrawal is more comfortable.
  • We provide your physician with tapering recommendations for a smooth withdrawal process.
  • Support is available by phone, email, or on our 24/7 private discussion board.


  • Don't let Escitalopram Withdrawals intimidate you. Start Regaining Your Life Today.

Included in Your Escitalopram Withdrawal Program

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*nutraceuticals are used throughout the taper

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Escitalopram 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

Disclaimer: *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...




Escitalopram 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

Escitalopram 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

    Other Names for Lexapro Include: (Escitalopram, Cipralex, Lexaprin, Lexamil, Sipralexa, Esertia)

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People We've Helped

I will be forever grateful to God for leading me to POINT OF RETURN and to Alesandra for holding my hand every step of the way!

"With a combination of skepticism and hope I sent out for the POR program. I eagerly followed the instructions and waited patiently until the process unfolded and the day finally came when I took the last drop of that dreadful medication."-Laura G., (Texas) Lexapro (Escitalopram)

I am doing well and very excited to be antidepressant free

"I found the program very helpful and will be forever grateful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
-Dennis N., (Washington) Lexapro (Escitalopram)

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