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Escitalopram has no long-term side effects except for potential dependence and tolerance, which are not associated with addiction in this instance. A doctor will work with their patient to appropriately adjust their dose of escitalopram to help with dependence and tolerance over time and, at some point, may decide to switch their patient to a different antidepressant.
auto-receptors, which normally shut down endogenous 5-HT release in the presence of excess 5-HT - this desensitization may be necessary for the full clinical effect of SSRIs and may be responsible for their typically prolonged onset of action.
Both drugs carry risks and can cause side effects. The FDA requires the drugs’ labels to include a black box warning for an increased risk of suicide.
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