Lexapro

Lexapro

ESCITALOPRAM - (es sye tal oh pram)

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Lexapro is the drug used to treat depression and anxiety. It belongs to the category of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).It helps to maintain the correct level of chemical messenger in the brain.it is recommended to take this medicine a day with or without food. The length of treatment varies person to person. It takes usually a period of 6 months for complete results.

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Details

In Lexapro,Escitalopram is the active drug, which belongs to the category of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).It works by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin. It is the chemical messenger responsible for controlling mood. As the main cause of depression is an imbalance in the level of a chemical messenger in the brain.

Why to take this drug?

Lexapro is used for the treatment of depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).It has been approved by the FDA in adults.

Contraindication

Intake of this drug is contraindicated in certain condition:

  • In case of having any sensitivity to Escitalopram or any of the ingredients in this drug.
  • Not recommendedin pregnancy or  breast feeding, it may harm the baby
  • Not recommendedfor a child or adolescent. 

Drug interaction

The intake of certain drug should be avoided while taking this drug. Some of the drug may interact with Lexapro and alter its effects.

  • Avoid intake of anti-coagulant such as warfarin and heparin, as the combination with this drug can proliferate the threats of serious bleeding.
  • Avoid the drug used to treat migraine such  as sumatriptan
  • Avoid intake of alcohol while taking this drug because the interaction with alcohol drop the effect of this drug and proliferations its effects sedative effect.
  • Avoid intake of strong pain killer such as tramadol
  • Avoid intake of lithium, used to treat mood swings and some types of depression
  • Avoid intake of TCA’s are amitriptyline and Amoxapine it also raises the body’s serotonin levels, thus increasing this drug’s side effects.

Storage

  • Keep this drug in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep out of the reach of children or pets.

Dosage

Take the tablets whole with a full glass of water as a single dose either in the morning or in the evening. Do not chew them.

The standard dose for this medicine is 10 mg per day. This may be increased to 20 mg per day according to symptoms.

The suggested maximum dose in older patients is 10 mg per day.

It is recommended that patients with liver illness receive an early dose of 5 mg daily for the first two weeks.

Length of treatment varies person to person. It takes a6 months for the complete effect.

What to do in case of missed dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as come to know about it. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What to do in case of overdose?

Symptoms of an overdose include Drop in blood pressure, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, agitation, tremor, seizures and coma. Avoid intake of overdose of this drug.

Side Effects

This drug has some side effects, but it varies person to person. These side effects include troublesleeping, Headache, nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, increased sweating, nervous, restless, fatigued, erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory delay, and increased blood pressure. Serious Side Effects include suicidal thought, trembling, diarrhea, movement disorder,misperception, severe muscle tremor, fever, seizures, hypertensive disorder, myocardial infarction, shrinkage of muscles, and difficulty in breathing, skin rash, gastrointestinal bleedingand mania.

Precaution

  • Don’t stop the intake of this medicine suddenly, it leads to withdrawal symptoms.
  • Avoid driving or any machinery work, it may impair your thought or cause drowsiness.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol while using this drug, it may cause drowsiness.