About Lexapro

When to take Lexapro

Lexapro is prescribed for the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in adults. The characteristics of Generalized Anxiety Disorder are excessive anxiety and apprehensive expectation (worry disorder) that last for at least 6 months. GAD is associated with at least 3 of these symptoms: being easily fatigued, restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge, […]

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Lexapro side effects

Because of the fact that clinical studies are conducted under significant varying conditions, adverse reaction rates noticed in the clinical studies of a drug can`t be compared to rates in the studies of another drug and may not present the rates noticed in practice. The possible side effects of Lexapro (Escitalopram): – skin rash or […]

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Lexapro medication

What is Lexapro Antidepressant? Escitalopram Oxalate (known also as Lexapro, Cipralex) is an orally administered antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It has been approved for the treatment of advanced depressive disorder and anxiety; it may also be used for social anxiety disorder, panic disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Lexapro affects chemicals existing […]

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Lexapro Discontinuation symptoms

Discontinuation symptoms SSRI discontinuation syndrome can appear during or following the interruption of treatment. Even if you lower your medication dosage, withdrawal from regular SSRIs or SNRIs is difficult. During the introduction of Lexapro to US market, there have been reports of side reactions appearing upon withdrawal, specialy when the treatment was stopped very quickly. […]

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Lexapro and alcohol

Like any antidepressant, Lexapro and alcohol do not mix well. This is because the effects of Lexapro will be exacerbated by alcohol since both substances affect the same chemical-serotonin. However, if you ask about alcohol or you do your research, you will probably be told, grudgingly, that you can have a bit of alcohol-mild to […]