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, […]

Lexapro withdrawal

Lexapro is a commonly used drug to treat against depression and anxiety problems. It is a clinically proven medication that has been shown to be effective. One of the pros of Lexapro is that it can be taken by both adult and even teenagers from the age of 12 onwards. Lexapro is a strong antidepressant; […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lexapro during pregnancy

Lexapro is a Class C pregnancy drug which means that it has not been tested on women who are pregnant and thus it is unknown precisely what effects it has on the fetus or the woman, or the baby once it’s born. There have been studies done with animals that do show a detrimental effect […]

Lexapro drug interactions

Lexapro interactions Lexapro may be milder in terms of side effects, but there are still a number of things which you should avoid over the duration of your prescription. If you are or are intending to take any of these things, you should consult your physician first as dosages may have to be adjusted so […]

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. […]

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 […]

Lexapro Alternatives

For some people, Lexapro cannot handle all of the symptoms of depression and/or generalized anxiety disorders. For others, the side effects of Lexapro are too much to bear and they would prefer to be off of it. Still others may not be able to take Lexapro because of pre-existing health conditions or age. You may […]