Generic Name - Escitalopram
Brand Name - Lexapro
Escitalopram is an antidepressant that treats anxiety and major depressive disorder in adolescents and adults. It belongs to the class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Escitalopram works by acting on the unbalanced chemicals of the brain that causes anxiety/depression.
- Take Escitalopram exactly as prescribed by the doctor
- Follow the directions on your prescription label
Ingredients of Escitalopram
Active ingredient: Escitalopram oxalate
Fast or uneven heartbeats, trouble concentrating, feeling unsteady, memory problems, shallow breathing or breathing that stops, headache, vomiting, confusion, feeling like you might pass out, weakness, high fever, loss of appetite, fainting, sweating, Stiff (rigid) muscles, nausea, seizure, diarrhea, hallucinations, diarrhea, loss of coordination, nausea and tremors.
Escitalopram Contraindications & Drug interactions
Cold and allergy medicines, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants and medicine for seizures or anxiety can add to sleepiness when taken along with Escitalopram
Safety & Precautions:
- Escitalopram is recommended for adolescents and adults
- Do not take Escitalopram if you are allergic to escitalopram oxalate or citalopram hydrobromide or any other ingredient in Escitalopram.
- Depression and certain other psychiatric disorders are themselves associated with increases in the risk of suicide
- Families and caregivers should be advised for close observation and communication with the prescriber. Escitalopram is not approved for use in pediatric patients