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Escitalopram

Escitalopram (Lexapro) is an inexpensive drug used to treat depression and certain types of anxiety. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. As of 2006, it is available in generic and brand versions. Generic escitalopram is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of escitalopram is around $9.77, 90% off the average retail price of $103.38. Compare SSRIs.
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What is Lexapro?

Improves mood and helps you relax. Lexapro (escitalopram) is good for treating depression and anxiety. It is less likely to cause side effects than and has fewer drug interactions. However, it might not be a good choice if you have liver or heart problems.

Lexapro Quick Facts
  • Lexapro requires a prescription.
  • Drug Class is SSRIs.

Proper Use

Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor to benefit your condition as much as possible. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Escitalopram may be taken with or without food. If your doctor tells you to take it at a specific time, follow your doctor's instructions.

If you are using the oral liquid, shake the bottle well before measuring each dose. Use a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup to measure each dose. The average household teaspoon may not hold the right amount of liquid.

You may have to take escitalopram for a month or longer before you begin to feel better.

Lexapro side effects

Common Side Effects
When taken for
  • Headache24%
  • Nausea18%
  • Problems ejaculating14%
  • Sleepiness13%
  • Insomnia12%
  • Dry mouth9%
  • Diarrhea8%
  • Fatigue8%
  • Decreased libido7%
  • Problems with orgasm6%
  • Constipation5%
  • Flu-like symptoms5%
  • Increased sweating4%
  • Indigestion3%
  • Vomiting3%
  • Neck/shoulder pain3%
  • Abnormal dreams3%
  • Decrease appetite3%
  • Lack of energy3%
  • Tingling or burning in the hands/feet2%
  • Abdominal pain2%
  • Flatulence2%
  • Toothache2%
  • Yawning2%
  • Menstrual disorder2%

Serious Side Effects

  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior
      Higher risk if:
    • Age 24 years or younger

    Lexapro (escitalopram) may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior. Watch for worsening depression or any unusual changes in mood or behavior, especially during the first few months of treatment or when your dose changes. Let your doctor know right away if you experience any of these thoughts. Lexapro (escitalopram) is not approved for use in children younger than age 12.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
  • Serotonin syndrome
      Higher risk if:
    • Using other medications that affect serotonin

    Serotonin syndrome is caused by too much serotonin in the brain. It's very rare, but can be very serious. Don't take Lexapro (escitalopram) with other medications that affect serotonin- especially other antidepressants, but also triptans, lithium, and St. John's Wort. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome are fast heart rate, muscle stiffness, high fever, sweating, and confusion. Get medical attention right away if you have symptoms while taking Lexapro (escitalopram).

  • Withdrawal
      Higher risk if:
    • Stopping Lexapro (escitalopram) suddenly

    Stopping Lexapro (escitalopram) suddenly may cause withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, trouble sleeping, and dizziness. Withdrawal symptoms usually occur within 3 days of stopping the medication. Talk to your doctor to figure out a way to slowly go down on your dose before stopping.

  • Increased bleeding
      Higher risk if:
    • Taking blood thinners

    Lexapro (escitalopram) can increase the risk of bleeding or bruising if you're also taking aspirin, NSAIDs (like ibuprofen), warfarin, or other blood thinners. Tell your doctor about any bruising that doesn't get better, black stools, pink or red urine, or unusual bleeding like a nose bleed that doesn't stop.

  • Sexual problems

    Lexapro (escitalopram) can cause lower sex drive or difficulty with orgasm. If it continues after the first 2 to 3 months of taking Lexapro (escitalopram), talk to your doctor about changing antidepressants or using other medications that can help the issue.

  • Uncovering of bipolar disorder
      Higher risk if:
    • Bipolar disorder

    Sometimes, depression is the first symptom of bipolar disorder. Treating someone with bipolar disorder with an antidepressant alone can cause a manic episode (great excitement, euphoria, delusions, and overactivity). Your doctor should make sure that you don't have biopolar disorder before starting Lexapro (escitalopram). Talk to your doctor if you notice unusual changes in your behavior the first few weeks you take it.

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Lexapro interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Pregnancy
C Weigh risks vs. benefits

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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Lexapro dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage forms (solution or tablets):
    • For depression:
      • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—10 milligrams (mg) once a day, taken either in the morning or evening. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 20 mg per day.
      • Older adults—10 mg once a day, taken either in the morning or evening.
      • Children younger than 12 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For generalized anxiety disorder:
      • Adults—At first, 10 milligrams (mg) once a day, taken either in the morning or evening. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 20 mg per day.
      • Older adults—10 mg once a day, taken either in the morning or evening.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Lexapro reviews

3.6 / 5 average rating with 1063 reviews for Lexapro from Iodine.com

2 Tips about Lexapro from Iodine.com

49 year old woman
  • Used for less than a week
  • Taken for Panic disorder

Reviewed Lexapro on 3/6/2018

  • Not sure
  • Worked so-so
  • Some hassle
Started Lexapro 5 mg for a week then to 10 mg daily 6 days ago after weaning myself off Zoloft 50 mg. Zoloft worked for me on 25 mg but when it was increased to 50 mg, I started having real bad side effects. So it is too early for me to rate this drug, but I can say the side effects are minimal.
70 year old woman
  • Used for a couple weeks
  • Taken for Would rather not say

Reviewed escitalopram on 3/5/2018

  • Not worth it
  • Didn’t work
  • Big hassle
Don't take it. Makes you more depressed
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