Lexapro

Active Ingredient(s): Escitalopram
FDA Approved: * August 14, 2002
Pharm Company: * FOREST LABS
Category: Antidepressant

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Lexapro Overview

Escitalopram, also known by the brand names Lexapro and Cipralex among others, is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of adults and children over 12 years of age with major depressive disorder (MDD) or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Escitalopram is the (S)-stereoisomer (Left-enantiomer) of the earlier Lundbeck drug citalopram, hence the name escitalopram. Whether esci...

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drinking on Lexapro
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I was just wondering if anyone has drank with this med and were there any side effects ? I've been on lexapro 10 mil for a month and am feeling great but I am petrified to even atempt to drink alcohol,but would like to try . So if anyone could help that would be great. ## I have been on Lexapro for 3 years. I drink about twice a week and everything seems to be fine. I have noticed that if you drink heavly for a few nights in a row you will feel a slight depression. Just don't over do it. I was worried at first also. ## Lexapro is an antidepressant. Drinking alcohol is not recommended, as alcohol is a major depressant, and undoes the work the medication does. ## Never do that! I was on that medicine for 2 years, and I was never able to drink! the first time I drank when I was on ...
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Lexapro day 7, up and down
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I just started lexapro for ocd, depression and general anxiety. The first day was weird, then it went up. I started to be more content and happy, with much less fear. Around day 5 I just became flat what is a horrible feeling, just like depression, not feeling anything. Then I just thought I'd surrender and wait it out. Today started off good and after a few hours I just went flat again. So it's like hope hope and then it's gone. Can anybody relate and is this normal (going up being happy and from one moment to another feeling nothing again)? ## Yes, that can be normal for the first 3 weeks, or so, according to FDA reports. You may also experience dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, and headache. It usually takes about 3 to 4 weeks for a medication in this class to reach its f...
Updated 29 days ago.
 
Lexapro side effects
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I have been on Lexapro 10mg for 4 days.. Terrible nausea, diarrhea, clenching jaw. Has anyone felt this? Also my hands are lightly shaking. Wondering when it will stop? I do not feel better yet at all. I was prescribed it for depression and major anxiety. ## HI, Kelly! Sorry that you're feeling so awful. Side effects that severe are not normal and you should contact your doctor as soon as possible. I think this just may not be the right medication for you to take. Some mild nausea and diarrhea are normal, but not severe nausea and the clenching jaw can sometimes be the sign of a severe reaction. Learn more Lexapro details here. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## I had the same reaction, even to the point of possibly being hypomanic, but I enjoyed it. my pupils dilated, sw...
Updated 30 days ago.
 
Anxiety and Lexapro dosage
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After 14 good years on 5mg of Lexapro my panic attacks and extreme worry returned a few weeks ago. Went to see my Pdoc and said to up the Lexapro to 10mg. This is day 17 on the increased dosage and feel little to no improvement. My anxiety has been super high the last 2 weeks and I'm taking up to 2.0mg ox Xanax per day to combat this. Saw my doc again yesterday and said I should have been feeling better by now being that I had lex in my system for 14 years. He suggested dropping back down to 5mg because he said the 10 my de too much for my body. The only time I feel better is in the evening when the day is coming to an end. I'm starting to get really depressed about this because I was so good for so long. In the past 3 weeks I've lost 15 pounds cause I have no appetite. Plus...
Updated 30 days ago.
 
Lexapro and word confusion
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Hello! I started 10 mg cipralex one month ago and each day I feel like a new cognitive issue is coming up. The last 4 days I have been saying the wrong words in sentences like "watch your shoes" instead of "wear your shoes". This is driving me nuts. Has anyone else experienced these things while on cipralex? ## Im on quetiapine and venlafaxine. The same happens to me. Ill mix up words too. ## Thank you for the reply. It makes me feel better to know that I am not the only one. I was starting to worry that I was getting early onset dementia!
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Lexapro Brand versus generic escitalopram
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I have taken 30mg of Lexapro for past 4 years. After the deaths of my son and his wife in a plane crash the depression and anxiety were more than I could bear. This past May I was changed to the generic escitalopram. God Forbid!!!! What a nightmare. Within three weeks I was suicidal, I was going through SSRI withdrawals which are vicious. I am now paying over $225.00 per month for Brand Lexapro as my insurance will NOT cover it even with prior auth or any other reason. My Medicare Advantage plan leaves a lot to be desired even though I pay a $152.00 per month premium. Has anyone else had problems with the generic Lexapro? My pharmacist said I am not the first. ## I've been on Lexapro for 4+ years and got switched to generic as well. Initially the generic just didn't work (it was...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Lexapro for anxiety
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I had severe anxiety problems for the first time in my life late last year and found it very difficult to function. I tried for four months to fight it on my own and by using Ativan. I knew Ativan was not a healthy long term answer but was bothered by the prospect of using a SSRI. Finally with no progress I decided to start using Lexapro as I had heard it had the least amount of side effects and had the least withhdrawl symptoms when ceasing the medication. I noticed some progress within 2 weeks and was 100% anxiety free after 5 weeks. Today I feel "normal" and am anxiety free. I have been taking 10mg Lexapro for a little over 2 months. My doctor wants me to continue it for the next 6 months and then I will wean off of the drug. I have gained some weight while taking it but must...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Lexapro Withdrawal
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I have been taking Lexapro 10mg once a day for about a year. I have had many unwanted side effects which according to my doctor there are very few side effects from Lexapro. He says it is a clean drug. Wrong. It did nothing to help me and I want off. My doctor refused to give me anti-anxiety meds to help with the withdrawals from Lexapro because once again, there are no withdrawals from Lexapro. Why do doctors lie about this. Why do pharmaceutical companies lie about this? I have read so much about people just losing it while trying to stop taking Lexapro. I have not taken it in about ten days after weaning off for about two months from 10mg to 2 mg a day. My nerves are a wreck, I am extremely irratable, and have slight headaches. This is a horrible drug with many long lasting withdrawa...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Lexapro Reaction - Off of it now, but feeling miserable! Please help!
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Hello, thank you for taking the time to read this and hopefully help me out! I know this is long but it said to be detailed, and if there's any other info that anyone needs to know in order to help, please don't hesitate to ask me. I was put on Lexapro 5 MG in September 2016. This is the first drug of this type that I have ever taken. I took the 5 MG dose for 6 weeks then I was bumped up to 10 MG's once per day. I had some symptoms as the medicine was going into my body those first few weeks but I kept in close contact with my Dr. and she reassured me that it was completely normal. By the end of November 2016, my periods had stopped and I was having loose stools 3-5 times a day and a foggy brain feeling so I went back to my Dr. and after speaking with her she advised me that...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Longterm effects of Lexapro
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I took Lexapro for 4 years and have been off it for 6 years. I was reading some of the symptoms and withdrawal symptoms of Lexapro and I still have some of those at least a few times a month. I have horrible sugar cravings and have had a very hard time loosing weight. I gained 20 pounds off the bat and the sugar cravings were ridiculous. Now that I am off it, I still can not loose the weight, and I still have horrible sugar cravings. I am very active, eat healthy. Along with a few other symptoms. Anyone else have symptoms after being off Lexapro for years? ## After being off of it for years, you should not still be experiencing side effects or withdrawal effects from this medication, according to FDA reports, they usually tend to improve and go away, after about a month, or so, of stopp...
Updated 2 months ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Escitalopram
  • Liquid: 5mg/5ml
  • Solution: 5mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 20mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Lexapro: (24 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0456-2005 Lexapro 5 mg Oral Tablet by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-2010 Lexapro 10 mg Oral Tablet by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-2020 Lexapro 20 mg Oral Tablet by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-2101 Lexapro 5 mg/5ml Oral Solution by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 16590-139 Lexapro 10 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-833 Lexapro 5 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 24236-078 Lexapro 20 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 33261-686 Lexapro 20 mg/1 Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Aidarex Pharmaceuticals LLC
  • 33261-699 Lexapro 10 mg/1 Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Aidarex Pharmaceuticals LLC
  • 49999-600 Lexapro 10 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 49999-627 Lexapro 20 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 50436-9803 Lexapro 10 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Unit Dose Services
  • 54868-4700 Lexapro 10 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4775 Lexapro 20 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5951 Lexapro 5 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-4614 Lexapro 10 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-4616 Lexapro 20 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-4619 Lexapro 10 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-4620 Lexapro 20 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55289-768 Lexapro 10 mg Oral Tablet by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 4 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Escitalopram or a similar ingredient: (1 result)


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Lexapro Withdrawal I have been taking Lexapro 10mg once a day for about a year. I have had many unwanted side effects which according to my... 255 replies
Lexapro Brand versus generic escitalopram I have taken 30mg of Lexapro for past 4 years. After the deaths of my son and his wife in a plane crash the depression a... 159 replies
Lexapro Reaction - Off of it now, but feeling miserable! Please help! Hello, thank you for taking the time to read this and hopefully help me out! I know this is long but it said to be detai... 38 replies
Lexapro side effects I have been on Lexapro 10mg for 4 days.. Terrible nausea, diarrhea, clenching jaw. Has anyone felt this? Also my hands a... 9 replies
lexapro and tingling sensation i started taking lexapro about 2 weeks ago and have gotten a tingling sensation in my arms and legs especially on my lef... 8 replies
lexapro withdrawal and dizziness Hi, I am currently in my 4th week of being off lexapro. I had all the horrific withdrawal symptoms which most have subsi... 8 replies
Lexapro for anxiety on benzo withdrawal I am on a valium taper for withdrawal of Klonopin which I took for over 20 years. I am one year off of the Klonopin I am... 6 replies
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Lexapro for anxiety I had severe anxiety problems for the first time in my life late last year and found it very difficult to function. I tr... 4 replies
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