Lexapro is an effective solution for the treatment of depression and anxiety. This medicine is composed of Escitalopram as an active ingredient. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. The well-known pharmaceutical company, Allergan, Inc. has been manufacturing this drug. It is made available in conventional tablet form in dosages 5 mg.
Manufacturer: Allergan, Inc.
Active Ingredient: Active ingredient in this popular medicine as Escitalopram. It is the active S-stereoisomer of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. It shows antidepressant, anti-obsessive-compulsive and antibulimic properties. This active component inhibits the reuptake of the neurotransmitter serotonin at the serotonin reuptake pump of the neuronal membrane of the presynaptic cell so as to increase the levels of 5-HT within the synaptic cleft. It also enhances the actions of serotonin on auto-receptors.
Indications: Escitalopram composed of medicine Lexapro is indicated for the treatment of depression and anxiety. It acts as helping to restore the balance of a certain natural substance in the brain. The active ingredient in this medicine belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It improves the energy level and feelings of well-being and reduces nervousness.
Action Mechanism: Neurotransmitters are messengers that nerves use to communicate with one another. These are made and released by nerves and then travel to other nearby nerves where they attach to receptors on the nerves. This is referred to as reuptake. It is believed that an imbalance of neurotransmitters is the cause of depression. Lexapro prevents the reuptake of serotonin, which results in more serotonin in the brain to attach to receptors.
Dosages: Given effective medication is offered in dosages as mentioned below:
- 5 mg: It is to be consumed orally with or without food as advised by the doctor, usually once a day in the morning or evening
Note: This medicine can cause dizziness or drowsiness. Alcohol or marijuana can cause more dizziness. Avoid doing things that require concentration.