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    Lexapro
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Lexapro, or Escitalopram, is used to treat mental depression. Lexapro belongs to a group of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These medicines are thought to work by increasing the activity of the chemical serotonin in the brain.

Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Also, tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.

It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. Do not take more or less medicine than directed, and never stop taking Lexapro without discussing it with your doctor first.

If you miss a dose of this medicine, talk to your doctor about what to do.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: coma; confusion; convulsions; decreased urine output; dizziness; fast or irregular heartbeat; headache; increased thirst; muscle pain or cramps; nausea or vomiting; shortness of breath; swelling of face, ankles, or hands; or unusual tiredness or weakness.

Other side effects include: constipation; decreased interest in sexual intercourse; diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth; ejaculation delay; gas in stomach; heartburn; inability to have or keep an erection; impotence; increased sweating; loss in sexual ability desire, drive, or performance; nausea; stomach pain; sleeplessness; trouble sleeping; unable to sleep; sleepiness or unusual drowsiness; abdominal pain; chills; cough; decreased appetite; diarrhea; fever; general feeling of discomfort or illness; headache; joint pain; loss of appetite; muscle aches and pains; nausea; not able to have an orgasm; pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones; runny nose; shivering; shortness of breath or troubled breathing; sneezing; sore throat; stuffy nose; sweating; tightness of chest or wheezing; trouble sleeping; unusual tiredness or weakness; or vomiting.

LEXAPRO (escitalopram oxalate) is an orally administered selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Escitalopram is the pure S-enantiomer (single isomer) of the racemic bicyclic phthalane derivative citalopram. Escitalopram oxalate is designated S(+)-1-[3-(dimethyl-amino)propyl]-1-(p-fluorophenyl)- 5-phthalancarbonitrile. The molecular formula is C20H21FN2O • C2H2O4 and the molecular weight is 414.40. LEXAPRO tablets are film coated, round tablets containing escitalopram oxalate in strengths equivalent to 5 mg, 10 mg and 20 mg escitalopram base. The 10 and 20 mg tablets are scored. The tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients: talc, croscarmellose sodium, microcrystalline cellulose/colloidal silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate. The film coating contains hypromellose, titanium dioxide, and polyethylene glycol. LEXAPRO oral solution contains escitalopram oxalate equivalent to 1 mg/mL escitalopram base. It also contains the following inactive ingredients: sorbitol, purified water, citric acid, sodium citrate, malic acid, glycerin, propylene glycol, methylparaben, propylparaben, and natural peppermint flavor.

Lexapro has the following structural formula:

Lexapro chemical 
structure
Generic name: Escitalopram

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Similar drugs: Nefazodone :: Paxil :: Clomipramine

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.: Add date: 2007-01-19 13:18:03 .: Score: 5

So far lexapro is working good, im on day 12 and the side effects arent as bas as i was having panic!

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