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, sold under the brand names Cipralex and Lexapro among others, is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class.[2] Escitalopram is mainly used to treat major depressive disorder or generalized anxiety disorder.[2] It is taken by mouth.[2] Common side effects include trouble sleeping, nausea, sexual problems, and feeling tired.[2] More serious side effects may include suicide in people ...

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20 F L white round

I need to identify a white round pill pill with inscription F L on one side around a score mark, and 20 on the other side. ## I located the small white and round pill marked F | L 20 to be Lexapro 20 mg. (NDC 0456-2020). Lexapro is an antidepressant used for the treatment of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder; other indications include social anxiety disorder, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Inactive Ingredients: - Talc - Croscarmellose Sodium - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Silicon Dioxide - Magnesium Stearate - Hypromelloses - Titanium Dioxide - Polyethylene Glycols If you have any more questions or comments to add, please write back.

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prestique and moodswings

Anybody expereince moodswings and major weepiness from prestique??? I have been on it for 2 weeks, but have stopped taking it today. I felt like it was making me crazy!!!! Any info on Lexapro??? ## my husband has been taking prestique a few weeks has been very moody going from very mean to very sad talking about suicide giving our daughters away and i think it is the prestique he has doubled his dose in the past few days because his feelings have gotten worse they r at an all time high today ## I have just switched from zoloft to prestique. I feel like bursting into tears all the time and completely out of control. Is this just my body adjusting? If so I'll ride it out, if not I want to go back to my zoloft today!!! ## I took this med for 3 days and thought I was going crazy. It has...

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Drinking on Lexapro

I was just wondering if anyone has drank with this med and were there any side effects? I've been on lexapro 10 mg for a month and am feeling great but I am petrified to even attempt 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 l...

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Lexoprin

depression ## Based on the spelling and indication, I'm pretty sure you meant to say Lexapro. Lexapro is an antidepressant used for the treatment of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder; other indications include social anxiety disorder, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. You can view a more detailed description of the drug, by clicking on the link below... If you have any more questions or comments to add, please post back so I can further assist you. ## I had a dream last night about something like Lexoprin? It would relieve some of my chronic pain and weakness from viral infections, EBV, CFIDS, etc. I have been dealing with for over 50 years. But there is no Lexoprin, is there? I don't have major depression, or anxiety, though I like to be...

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How To Get Off Lexapro W/O side effects

I need to get of Lexapro because of the side effects but understand the withdrawl is a horror ## Hi Kate, Usually for drugs like this the safest way to stop taking them is to tapper off them, if possible. Some medications can be taken in fractions (actually cut into pieces) and these smaller pieces can be taken in place of the regular dose for a period of several weeks until the body is no longer dependent upon them. In addition to that, I'd also suggest making yourself a tapering schedule on a calender to track your progress and keep you on the right path to complete your goal within a specific time frame. Without a way to track your progress, tapering can sometimes be much more difficult than it needs to be. I hope this advice helps! ## I just started Lexapro, normal spoken side e...

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lexapro change of manufacturer

My pharmacy has changed manufacturers of escitalopram and I feel withdrawal or discontinuation syndrome. Is this normal? ## Hello, Tina! How are you? There can be slight fluctuations in the amount of the active ingredient from one generic to another, so the new one may be a little lower, which could be causing the problem. Have you spoken to your doctor? They may want to prescribe the name brand to avoid this, in the future, or even raise your dose slightly to make up for the discrepancy. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I was taking the Forest Lexapro until 6 weeks ago when I switched to Lundberg (same dosage). 3 weeks ago I started experi...

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Lexapro Withdrawals

I have been off Lexapro for almost a week now (1 year on 20mg) I am having horrible withdrawals eg. Feeling like Im being zapped through my head chest & arms, especially when I move, insomnia, feeling obsessive, feeling manic, no concentration, feeling like I'm not myself and so on.. I'm just wanting to know if there is anything I can do as I am so close to just starting back on them, I don't know if I can handle this ## Hello, Emily! How are you doing? Have things improved, at all, yet? That is fairly typical for withdrawal from SSRIs, according to the information provided by the FDA. Generally, tapering is preferred, rather than stopping cold turkey, to prevent the worst of the withdrawal and rebound effects. You may also experience nausea, chills and diarrhea. It usua...

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Lexapro and elevated liver profile

Has anybody had an elevated liver profile due to the use of lexapro? ## Brian, that was not the case for me. As far as the cost of this drug goes, is there another Depression Medication besides Lexapro that i can use that is less expensive? Lexapro is very expensive for me. When will the generic version be on the market? ## Yes, Brian, it has been known to cause that as a side effect, and you may also experience headache, dry mouth, mood changes, and weight changes. Patricia, did you end up trying any other medication? This one is available as a generic, now, under the name Escitalopram. How expensive is it for you? Do you have insurance, or an RX discount card?

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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 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...

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Lexapro loss of apathy and loss of desire

Hi. I was on Lexapro for 3 years. I started on 10mg and as my life at work continued to get worse I went to 20mg, but I never realized till I weaned off the drug how apathetic it made me. I was a fit, energetic, thoughtful person. While it helped with my anxiety it managed to withdraw my appetite for life in general. I actually alienated those I loved and I started drinking more and not worrying about the effect it had on others. I just didn't seem to care. Has anyone else experienced this effect? I am no longer anxious, l feel more alive after coming off it and ready to meet new challenges. The worst side effect when I was on it was I took up smoking, I lied to my partner about it and now I have lost her. ## Hello, Ash! How are you doing, now? Lexapro contains Escitalopram, it is u...

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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.
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