Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant medication which is prescribed to treat anxiety in adults and to treat major depressive disorder in adults and children over 12 years old. Escitalopram may improve your energy level and your feelings of well being as well as decreasing nervousness.
The medication escitalopram works by increasing the amount of the natural substance serotonin within the brain of people with depression or anxiety which may be unbalanced. You can buy escitalopram 20mg and 10mg with Canada Drugs and save up to 90% on the cost of your medications.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common Lexapro side effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following Escitalopram side effects:
Q: How long does it take Lexapro to work?
A: It may take up to two weeks to feel the benefit of Lexapro and up to four weeks to feel the full benefits of this antidepressant.
Q: What is the Lexapro generic alternative?
A: Generic Lexapro is known as Escitalopram and is available in 10mg and 20mg strengths. Buying generic Lexapro may help you to make even greater savings on the cost of your medication.
Q: What should I avoid while taking Lexapro?
A: Ask your doctor before you take any nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) for pain, fever, arthritis or swelling. This includes aspirin, ibuprofen such as advil, naproxen, celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others.
Lexapro and alcohol can increase the chance of side effects therefore you should also avoid alcohol.
Q: What else is Lexapro called?
A: Lexapro is also known as Cipralex internationally. Cipralex is still the brand name Lexapro and is not a generic alternative. The generic alternative to Lexapro is known as Escitalopram.