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Lexapro

Lexapro

Escitalopram - (es sye tal oh pram)

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$0.51
Quantity Strength Unit Price Price Cart
30 Tab Lexapro 5mg - Generic $0.53 $16.00
90 tab Lexapro 5mg - Generic $0.51 $46.00
30 Tab Lexapro 10mg - Generic $0.90 $27.00
90 tab Lexapro 10mg - Generic $0.88 $79.00
30 Tab Lexapro 20mg - Generic $1.07 $32.00
90 tab Lexapro 20mg - Generic $1.04 $94.00

Details

Lexapro containing Escitalopram as its active content which belongs to anti depressant class of drug helps in the treatment of anxiety and depression due to imbalance of chemicals in the brain.

It is also used to treat major depression disorder (MDD) in adults and in population who are at least 12 yrs or above in age.

How Lexapro works?

Escitalopram in Lexapro is the S-enantiomer of racemic Citalopram. It acts by inhibiting CNS neuronal reuptake of serotonin and potentiates serotonergic activity in CNS as it is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).

This mechanism helps in treating depression and generalized anxiety disorder such as restlessness, concentration, irritability.

Who should not take Lexapro?

  • Allergic to generic Citalopram or any ingredient of Lexapro should avoid
  • Pregnant patients or patients who are planning to become should also avoid
  • Lactating patients should not take it
  • Medical history patients of liver disease, intestinal ulcers/bleeding, low sodium blood level and glaucoma are cautious to take it


How you should store Lexapro?

It is advisable to store this medicine away from heat and moisture at room temperature.


What are the drug interactions of Lexapro?

  • Diuretics
  • Anti platelet drugs such as clopidogrel
  • Blood thinners as Warfarin
  • NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen
  • MAO inhibitors as Isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline, rasagiline, tranylcypromine
  • Anti histamines as Cetrizine, diphenhydramine
  • Muscle relaxants and narcotic pain relievers such as Codeine
  • Other drugs used to treat sleep and anxiety such as Diazepam, alprazolam, zolpidem


How you should take Lexapro?

  • Recommended adolescent maximum effective dose is 10mg once daily in morning or evening irrespective of food. Dose can be increased to 20mg per day but only after 3 weeks
  • In case of adults recommended dose is 10mg once daily and dose can be increased to 20mg per day only after 1 week irrespective of food


What should be done in case of doses if-?

Missed Dose- Take your missed dose only if it is not your next dosing time else skip that dose but do not double it

Over Dose- To reduce overdose symptoms such as seizures, hallucinations, fainting, take immediate physician help


What would be the side effects of taking Lexapro?

  • Bloody or black stool
  • Fainting
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Seizures
  • Redness and pain in eyes or change in vision, blurred vision
  • Decrease interest in sexual activity
  • Hallucination
  • Agitation/ restlessness
  • Severe dizziness
  • Breathing difficulty


What precautions should be take care while getting Lexapro?

  • Children are most sensitive to side effects of this medicine, so check their weight and height on intervals
  • Do not drive or do any activity that requires alertness as this drug makes you sleepy and drowsy
  • Do not drink alcohol with Lexapro as it will lose your consciousness and faint you
  • Do not stop your treatment without doctor consideration because this drug will exaggerate withdrawal symptoms of anxiety, seizures, depression and panic disorder

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