Lexapro is used for treating depression or generalized panic. Lexapro is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by restoring the total amount of serotonin, a natural substance within the brain, which assists to improve certain mood problems.
Use Lexapro as directed from your doctor.
Ask your medical provider questions you could have regarding how to use Lexapro.
Store Lexapro at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store from heat, moisture, and light-weight. Do not store inside the bathroom. Keep Lexapro out of your reach of children and away from pets.
Active Ingredient: Escitalopram oxalate.
All medicines may cause unwanted side effects, but some people have no, or minor, negative effects.
Check together with your doctor if any of these most popular negative effects persist or become bothersome:
Constipation; decreased sexual desire or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; headache; increased sweating; lightheadedness when you stand or crunch; decrease of appetite; nausea; stomach upset; tiredness; trouble sleeping.
Seek medical help without delay if some of these severe negative effects occur:
Severe allergy symptoms (rash; hives; itching; lack of breath; tightness inside chest; swelling in the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bizarre behavior; black or bloody stools; chest pain; confusion; decreased concentration; decreased coordination; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; hallucinations; memory loss; monthly period changes; new or worsening agitation, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated a feeling of well-being, restlessness, or inability to sit still; persistent or severe ringing inside the ears;persistent, painful erection; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe or persistent anxiety or sleep disorders; severe or persistent headache; stomach pain; suicidal thoughts or attempts; tremor; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual or severe mental or mood changes; unusual weakness; vision changes; worsening of depression.
This is not a complete list of all negative effects that may occur. If you might have questions on unwanted side effects, contact your doctor.
Do NOT use Lexapro if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider without delay if some of these connect with you.
Some health conditions may communicate with Lexapro. Tell your doctor or pharmacist for those who have any medical ailments, particularly if any of the following affect you:
Some medicines may talk with Lexapro. Tell your health care provider if you take another medicines, especially any with the following:
This is probably not a whole list of all interactions that could occur. Ask your medical provider if Lexapro may communicate with other medicines which you take. Check with your doctor before you begin, stop, or alter the dose of any medicine.
Important safety information:
Airmail: 2-3 business weeks
EMS: 3-8 business days
Airmail: 2-3 weeks, EMS: 3-8 business days.