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...
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