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Chemical Name: Escitalopram
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Lexapro (Escitalopram) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used to treat depression. Lexapro (Escitalopram) may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Lexapro (Escitalopram) helps to restore the brain's chemical balance by increasing the available supply of serotonin, a substance in the brain believed to influence mood. Evidence suggests an imbalance of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain, is an important factor in the development and severity of depressive symptoms, such as sad mood, fatigue, lack of pleasure, etc. Lexapro (Escitalopram) appears to work by increasing the available supply of serotonin.
The chemical messenger serotonin is released from one nerve cell and passed to the next.
In depression, too much serotonin is reabsorbed by the first nerve cell. This decreases the amount of serotonin available for the next nerve cell.
Lexapro (Escitalopram) blocks the reabsorption of serotonin by the first nerve cell. This increases the amount of serotonin available for the next nerve cell. By correcting the imbalance of the supply of serotonin,LEXAPRO (Escitalopram) improves symptoms of depression. Because Lexapro (Escitalopram) appears to relieve depression by increasing serotonin levels with minimal effect on many of the other chemicals in the brain, LEXAPRO (Escitalopram) may cause relatively few and mild side effects, which generally tend to go away with continued treatment.
Lexapro Side Effects:
Lexapro side effects that may occur while taking this medicine include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, loss of appetite, dizziness, drowsiness, trouble sleeping, or dry mouth. If Lexapro side effects continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience Lexapro side effects like increased sweating, unusual fatigue, changes in sexual ability/interest. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience Lexapro side effects like stomach pain, vision changes, unusually fast or slow heartbeat, uncontrolled movements (tremors), chest pain, unusual or severe mental/mood changes, muscle cramps, restlessness, seizures, painful or prolonged erection, or change in amount of urine. Lexapro side effects are unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if Lexapro side effects occur. Symptoms of Lexapro side effects include rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other Lexapro side effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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You should never take more than one dose of Lexapro at any time. If you would happen to miss a pill, just wait until your next scheduled time and take the next dosage. Pregnant women and women who are nursing should not take Lexapro.
Some people are allergic to Lexapro and symptoms include rashes, hives and seizures. If you have any other these problems stop taking Lexapro. Only a small number of people have been found to be allergic to Lexapro.
Lexapro does cause problems when you are operating a vehicle or driving heavy machinery.
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The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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