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Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is an oral medication usually prescribed to those experiencing mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. Escitalopram Oxalate is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor which works by bringing the brains serotonin levels back to normal. Serotonin is a natural substance that which at a normal level allows one to feel less nervous and overall increase their well-being.
Always follow your doctors instructions while taking Lexapro
If you have any questions about using Lexapro or if your condition does not improve, talk to your pharmacist or doctor.
Before taking Lexapro, speak to your pharmacist or doctor about:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor if your condition does not improve.
Side effects are rarely experienced but may include:
Get immediate medical help if you experience and serious side effects such as:
If any of these serious effects persist or worsen immediately tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Q: Why is Lexapro prescribed?
A: Lexapro is an antidepressant used to help those suffering with mood or mental disorers such as depression and anxiety
Q: How long does Lexapro stay in your body?
A: The effects of Lexapro can last from 27 to 32 hours.
Q: Is Lexapro safe?
A: So long as you follow your doctors instructions, this medication has been deemed safe for you to take by the FDA (as long as its not over 20mg)
Q: Is weight gain a side effect of Lexapro?
A: Since Lexapro increases serotonin levels, it may lead to weight gain.
Q: Does Lexapro help you sleep?
A: Yes, it is an antidepressant and often prescribed to help those with sleeping problems due to mental disorders.
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