Generic Name - Escitalopram
Category - Antidepressant
Generic for Lexapro* is indicated for the treatment of depression- a persistently low mood that interferes with daily functioning. Escitalopram (Generic for Lexapro*) works by boosting levels of serotonin, one of the chief chemical messengers in the brain that influences mood.
Generic for Lexapro* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Lexapro* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Lexapro* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Suffer from seizures or
Suffer from mania or have suicidal thoughts.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Lexapro*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Drugs that act on the brain, including antidepressants, painkillers, sedatives and tranquilizers.
Generic for Lexapro* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Lexapro*
Usual recommended dosage of Generic for Lexapro* for Depression is 10 milligrams once a day. If necessary, the doctor may increase the dose to 20 milligrams after a minimum of 1 week, but the higher dose is not recommended for older adults and people with liver problems.
Generic for Lexapro* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Lexapro* side Effects include agitation, anxiety, or restlessness, especially in the first week of treatment or when doses are changed,
Confusion, dizziness or lightheadedness, skin rash, itching (hives), fast talking and excited feelings or actions that are out of control.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Lexapro*.
Generic for Lexapro* and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Lexapro* is likely to harm a fetus if used during pregnancy. Hence, talk to your doctor and seek medical opinion.
Generic for Lexapro* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Lexapro* appears in breast milk and can affect a nursing infant. Hence, if you are breast feeding a baby use of Generic for Lexapro* is not recommended.
Generic for Lexapro* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Lexapro* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Lexapro* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Lexapro* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Lexapro* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.