Lexapro (Escitalopram)

Lexapro / Escitalopram / The Maher Law Firm / Frank EidsonLexapro (Escitalopram) is in a group of drugs called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s)

Lexapro is used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depressive disorder in adults and in some adolescents that are at least 12 to 17 years of age.  Lexapro works by restoring the balance of serotonin in the brain.

Major mental depression implies a prominent and relatively persistent depressed or dysphoric mood that usually interferes with daily functioning and includes at least five of the following nine symptoms:

  • Loss of interest in usual activities
  • Significant change in weight and /or appetite
  • Depressed mood
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Impaired Concentration
  • Slow Thinking
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Suicide Attempt

Lexapro can have serious adverse affects, including, but not limited to:

  • Skin Rash
  • Hives
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Swelling of the Face, Lips, Tongue, or Throat
  • Moodiness – Irritable, Agitated, Hostile, Aggressive, Restless, Impulsive
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Hyperactive – Both Mentally and/or Physically
  • Have Thoughts of Suicide or Hurting Yourself
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Sweating
  • Uneven Heartbeats
  • Tremors
  • Rigid Muscles
  • High Fever
  • Headache
  • Confusion
Lexapro (Escitalopram) and nearly all Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, mix serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, and tricyclic antidepressants (antidepressant drugs that have molecules with three fused rings)  This combination can cause sleep abnormalities due to the marked dose-dependent effects on  REM (rapid eye movement).


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