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Lexapro

Medicine Information

Lexapro: Pronounced as (LEK' SAP`RO)

Active Ingredient: Escitalopram

  • Why is Lexapro medication prescribed?

Lexapro (Escitalopram) is used for treating depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD.) This medicine increases the amount of serotonin which is a natural substance in brain. This substance helps in maintaining a mental balance.

  • How should Lexapro medicine be used?

This medicine (Escitalopram) is taken by mouth either as a tablet or in liquid form. Usually this medicine is taken with or without food once in a day. Schedule to take the medicine around the same time every day to avoid skipping a dose.

  • What should I do if I forget a dose?

A missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. In this case, avoid the missed dose and continue with your regular dose. Never take a double dose of this medicine.

  • What side effects can Lexapro cause?

Some side effects include diarrhoea, changes in sex drive, dizziness, stomach pain, excessive sweating, dry mouth, flu-like symptoms, drowsiness, unusual excitement, fever, irregular heartbeat or seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist.

  • Precautions:
  • Take precautionary measures by sharing your allergies with the doctor before starting this medicine. Also share if you are taking any other medicines, vitamin supplements or nutritional supplements. If you have had a heart attack recently or if you have or have had seizures or liver, kidney, thyroid or heart disease, tell your doctor.
  • Any plan to have surgery, including dental surgery should also be shared.
  • Limit your consumption of alcohol while on this medicine and tell your doctor if you are pregnant, or plan to get pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  1. Drug Name

    Prescription Required

    Salt Name

    Action

  1. GENERIC EQUIVALENT TO LEXAPRO 5mg

    Yes

    Escitalopram

  2. GENERIC EQUIVALENT TO LEXAPRO 10mg

    Yes

    Escitalopram

  3. GENERIC EQUIVALENT TO LEXAPRO 20mg

    Yes

    Escitalopram

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