What is Lexapro?
Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Escitalopram affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression or anxiety.
What is Lexapro used for?
Lexapro is used to treat anxiety in adults. It is also used to treat major depressive disorder in adults and adolescents who are at least 12 years old.
How to take Lexapro?
Take Lexapro exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
When will Lexapro deliver results?
It may take up to 4 weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using Lexapro as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve.
What is to be avoided while consuming Lexapro?
Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects. Lexapro might also impair thinking or reactions action. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.