Lexapro (Escitalopram)

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Generic Name: Escitalopram
Brand Names: Lexapro
Dosage: 5mg, 10mg, 20mg
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Lexapro (Escitalopram) belongs to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It affects unbalanced chemicals that cause depression.

Lexapro may be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Side effects

Side effects are usually observed at the beginning of the therapy. Keep in mind that elderly and weakened patients have side effects more frequently.

If you feel any of the following side effects, contact your doctor:

  • reduced appetite or loss of appetite;
  • nausea (feeling sick);
  • tiredness, sleepiness or drowsiness, yawning;
  • increased sweating;
  • rash, itching;
  • sexual interference (decreased sex drive, problems with ejaculation or disclosure; women may experience difficulties achieving orgasm).

Stop using Lexapro, if you feel:

  • agitation, confusion, panic attacks, anxiety;
  • dizziness when you stand up due to low blood pressure;
  • difficulty urinating;
  • hallucinations or severe confusion;
  • impaired vision

Taking the medication during pregnancy may cause harmful effects to the newborn baby.


The medicine is contraindicated for patients with:

  • liver and/or kidney disease;
  • seizures;
  • mania or suicidal thoughts;
  • hypersensitivity to the drug and its active components.

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities.

Dont take the drug when drinking alcohol. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness.

Do not take other sedatives for insomnia pills and tranquilizers, including those, which are sold without a prescription.

How to take

The drug is taken orally with a full glass of water, regardless of the meal.

The initial dose is 5 mg / day, while the maximum dose is 20 mg / day.

The course of treatment is determined by a doctor.

Drug interactions

Lithium may enhance the serotonergic effects of Escitalopram.

Carbamazepine induces microsomal liver enzymes and may increase clearance of the drug.

Lexapro may enhance the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness, including antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, and other sedatives (used to treat insomnia).

Missed dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Its recommended not take a double dose of the medication.


Symptoms of an overdose include dizziness, low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, agitation, tremors and convulsions.

In case of severe overdose, contact emergency services immediately (USA/UK – 911 / 112 / 999).


The medicine should be kept in a dry place with temperature no higher than 25C, away from children.

Has a Generic Lexapro been approved?

Yes. Its not different from the brand medication.

The following products are equivalent to Lexapro and have been approved by the FDA:

escitalopram oxalate solution;oral

  • Manufacturer: AMNEAL PHARMS
    Approval date: March 14, 2012
    Strength(s): EQ 5MG BASE/5ML
  • Manufacturer: ANTRIM PHARMS LLC
    Approval date: May 26, 2015
    Strength(s): EQ 5MG BASE/5ML
  • Manufacturer: AUROBINDO PHARMA LTD
    Approval date: April 2, 2012
    Strength(s): EQ 5MG BASE/5ML
  • Manufacturer: HETERO LABS LTD III
    Approval date: June 12, 2012
    Strength(s): EQ 5MG BASE/5ML
  • Manufacturer: MACLEODS PHARMS LTD
    Approval date: March 31, 2016
    Strength(s): EQ 5MG BASE/5ML
  • Manufacturer: SILARX PHARMS INC
    Approval date: June 12, 2013
    Strength(s): EQ 5MG BASE/5ML
  • Manufacturer: TARO
    Approval date: May 3, 2012
    Strength(s): EQ 5MG BASE/5ML

escitalopram oxalate tablet;oral

  • Manufacturer: ACCORD HLTHCARE
    Approval date: September 11, 2012
    Strength(s): EQ 5MG BASE, EQ 10MG BASE, EQ 20MG BASE

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