Lexapro is a trade name for the selective serration reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant escitalopram oxalate. It may also be known as Cipralex, Seroplex, Lexamil, or Lexam.
What is Lexapro Used For?
Lexapro is approved for the treatment of a variety of conditions, including generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder.
What Can Lexapro Do for Me?
If you suffer from one of the conditions that Lexapro can treat and are over the age of 12, you and your doctor may decide that it is an appropriate drug for you to use to help treat your symptoms.
How Should I Use Lexapro?
Lexapro is available to take orally as a tablet or suspended in a liquid solution. You should always take Lexapro as you have been instructed to by your doctor.
Who Should Not Take Lexapro?
You should not take Lexapro if you are taking, or were recently taking, any monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) which are also used to treat similar conditions. If you are taking pimozide for any reason, you should avoid taking Lexapro. If you have, or think you may have, a hypersensitivity to any of the inactive ingredients included in Lexapro formulations such as propylene glycol, you should not take Lexapro.
What Are the Potential Side Effects of Lexapro?
People under the age of 12 years old should not take Lexapro. If you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, discuss Lexapro with your doctor, as it can cause lung problems in your newborn baby if you have been taking Lexapro during your pregnancy.
Serious side effects of Lexapro include rapid heartbeat, fever, sweating, stiff muscles, nausea, diarrhea, headache, hallucinations and shallow breathing. Call your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
Less serious side effects include sleep problems, drowsiness and dry mouth.
Some studies have shown that SSRIs, including Lexapro, can cause an increase in suicidal thoughts and suicidal behaviors in patients who are under the age of 24. If you develop these feelings while taking Lexapro, call your doctor immediately.
Any drug has the potential to cause an allergic reaction if taken by a susceptible person. The signs of allergic reaction include a rash, hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the throat, face, lips or tongue. If you develop any of these symptoms while taking Lexapro you should contact your doctor immediately.
If you are concerned about anything you experience while taking Lexapro and worry it may be a side effect, speak with your doctor immediately.
Where Can I Buy Lexapro?
If you want to buy Lexapro you will need to speak to your doctor and obtain a prescription from them. Lexapro is a commonly prescribed drug which you should be able to find at any good pharmacy. If you prefer not to leave your home due to illness, distance from your local pharmacy, or any other reason, you might want to consider ordering your prescription from an online pharmacy such as CanadaDrugCenter.com. The licensed pharmacists at CandaDrugCenter.com will ensure that when you buy Lexapro your drugs are delivered safely and securely direct to your door.
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