Escitalopram

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Lexapro may be prescribed by your doctor to treat conditions such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) or major depressive disorder (MDD). It contains escitalopram, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).

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Lexapro may be prescribed by your doctor to treat conditions such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) or major depressive disorder (MDD). It contains escitalopram, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).

Individuals with GAD or MDD often experience an imbalance in serotonin and other brain chemical messengers. Lexapro works by restoring the equilibrium of these chemical messengers.

Additional information

Usage

Usage
The appropriate dose of Lexapro will be determined by your doctor based on your specific condition.
For generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), the initial dose is typically 10 mg taken orally once a day, with the option to increase it to a maximum of 20 mg once daily. Individuals who are particularly sensitive to overstimulation due to anxiety may begin with a lower dose of 5 mg and adjust it as necessary.
For major depressive disorder (MDD), the starting dose is usually 10 mg taken orally once a day, with the potential to increase it to a maximum of 20 mg once daily.
Older adults and individuals with liver issues should typically commence with a lower dose of 5-10 mg taken orally once daily.

Side Effects

Side Effects
Common side effects associated with Lexapro may include:
• Diarrhea
• Drowsiness
• Dry mouth
• Ejaculatory disorder
• Headache
• Insomnia
• Nausea

Storage

Storage
Store Lexapro at room temperature in the original bottle it was dispensed in.

Precaution

Precaution
Lexapro and other antidepressants may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions, especially during the initial months of treatment. The risk is elevated in individuals who are children, teenagers, or young adults.
Inform your doctor if you have a history of bleeding problems.
Be cautious when using Lexapro in combination with other medications that can affect heart rhythm, as it may prolong the QT-interval of the heart.
Avoid driving or operating machinery until you are aware of how this medication affects you.
Note that Lexapro can lead to a decrease in libido.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist for a comprehensive list of precautions before starting Lexapro.

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