Lexamil Withdrawal and Tapering Help

Lexapro (Lexamil, Cipralex) is the brand name for Escitalopram an antidepressant in a group of drugs called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). The mother compound of Lexapro (Lexamil, Cipralex) 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 (Lexamil, Cipralex) 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.

The primary action of Lexapro (Lexamil, Cipralex) 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 (Lexamil, Cipralex) incorrectly can adversely affect many areas of the body. Even with a slow taper too many find Lexapro 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 Lexamil Withdrawal.

If you'd like our assistance to taper Lexamil 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 Lexamil while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to ease symptoms.  Lexamil 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 Lexamil Withdrawal Program Works:

  • Work with an expert team that has been through these withdrawals. We guide you through the Lexamil taper process.
  • Exceptional nutraceuticals are used to help minimize Lexamil withdrawal symptoms.
  • We outline what interaction items to eliminate to ensure your Lexamil withdrawal is more comfortable.
  • Our all-natural approach to Lexamil withdrawal prevents adding unnecessary medications to lessen symptoms.
  • The gentle taper rates allow the nervous system time to adjust between reductions.
  • No reason to let Lexamil addiction interfere with your life. Start our program today..

Included in Your Lexamil Withdrawal Program

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*nutraceuticals are used throughout the taper

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Lexamil 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 or visual changes, worsened depression

Lexamil 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 Lexamil Include: (Lexapro, Escitalopram, Lexaprin, Cipralex, 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

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

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