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Several new medications for the treatment of depression have been introduced over the last 20 years. What has been missing is any consistent data about the effectiveness of these "second-generation" antidepressants.
A team of researchers have now reviewed 117 controlled trials to compare second-generation antidepressants for the acute treatment of unipolar major depressive disorder in adults. The medications were reviewed for efficacy (effectiveness), patient acceptability, and cost.
Researchers reviewed 117 controlled trials of second-generation antidepressants.
These trials had a total of 25,928 participants.
The antidepressants compared were:
Medications were judged by the proportion of patien...
Generic Name: ESCITALOPRAM - ORAL Pronounced: (es-sye-TAL-oh-pram) Lexapro Oral Uses
Escitalopram is an antidepressant (selective serotonin
reuptake inhibitor-SSRI) used to treat depression and anxiety. It works by
restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters such as
serotonin) in the brain. Escitalopram may improve your feelings of well-being
and energy level and decrease nervousness.
How To Use Lexapro Oral
Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient
Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking
escitalopram and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask
your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as
directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the morning or evening. Take it
at the same time each day. The dosage is based on your medical condition and
response to treatment. If you are using the liquid form of this me...
There are a number of different medications that are currently used to treat anxiety disorders. Antidepressants, although originally intended to treat depression, have been found to be effective in relieving symptoms of anxiety. Medication does not “cure” anxiety. While some people may not feel relief from anxiety symptoms and some may not be able to tolerate side effects, the majority of people do find relief from the debilitating impact of anxiety in their lives. There are a number of antidepressant medications on the market today used to treat different types of anxiety: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Clomipramine (Anafranil) • Fluoxetine (Prozac) • Fluvoamine (Luvox) • Paroxetine (Paxil) • Sertaline (Zoloft) Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) • Paroxetine (Paxil) Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) • Paroxetine (P...
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