All You Need to Know About Lexapro (Escitalopram)

For those that are battling with depression or did before, lexapro may not be new to you. For those that are not familiar with the medication lexapro, you will get to know what lexapro is and what it is used for.

Lexapro is a medication that is used to treat anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. It is proven that lexapro is one of the most widely used medications in the treatment of anxiety and depression. It works by balancing serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a natural substance in the brain.

Now you know what lexapro is and why it is very effective in the treatment of depression, we will now look at how it is used, it’s side effects, dosage and more.

How to Use

Do not take lexapro without prescription from a doctor or pharmacist, also read the leaflet or the medication guide. Lexapro comes in tablets and should be taken by mouth.

Lexapro Side Effects

While patients may experience different symptoms some of the most common symptoms experienced are drowsiness, nausea, insomnia, constipation, profuse sweating e.t.c. In order to reduce your risk of getting these side effects, it is advisable that you inform your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any side effects at the early time of taking the medication.

Also your doctor or pharmacist should be aware of your medical and health record. He should be aware of other medications you are allergic to so he can know if they are in same class of medication as lexapro and might decide to prescribe alternate medications.