Lexapro is used for treating depression or generalized anxiety disorder. Lexapro can be a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by restoring the check of serotonin, an all-natural substance in the brain, that helps to boost certain mood problems.
Use Lexapro as directed through your doctor.
Ask your health care provider any queries you could have regarding how to work with 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 far from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store inside the bathroom. Keep Lexapro out of your reach of children and faraway from pets.
Active Ingredient: Escitalopram oxalate.
All medicines might cause unwanted side effects, but many people have no, or minor, negative effects.
Check with your doctor if any of these most frequent side effects persist or become bothersome:
Constipation; decreased virility or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; headache; increased sweating; lightheadedness when you stand or sit up; decrease of appetite; nausea; stomach upset; tiredness; sleep problems.
Seek medical assistance straight away if these severe unwanted side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; lack of breath; tightness in the 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; forgetfulness; monthly period changes; new or worsening agitation, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated feeling of well-being, restlessness, or inability to sit still; persistent or severe ringing in the ears;persistent, painful erection; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe or persistent anxiety or sleep problems; 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 an entire report on all unwanted effects that could occur. If you've queries about unwanted side effects, contact your medical provider.
Do NOT use Lexapro if:
Contact your medical professional or physician straight away if all of these affect you.
Some medical conditions may talk with Lexapro. Tell a medical expert or pharmacist when you have any health concerns, particularly if any in the following connect with you:
Some medicines may interact with Lexapro. Tell your medical provider if you are taking another medicines, especially any in the following:
This may not be a complete report on all interactions which could occur. Ask your doctor if Lexapro may talk with other medicines which you take. Check together with your health care provider before you begin, stop, or affect the dose of any medicine.
Important safety information:
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