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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Aricept and Lexapro interactions

I am taking Aricept and Lexapro do these drugs interact with each other? ## From what I was able to research I have found that these two drugs do have interactions with each other. Please read below for more information. Source: UCLA Health : Drug Interactions Checker

Lexapro stopped working after 3.5 months

3.5 months ago I was having serious anxiety issues and depression. I was prescribed 5mg of lexapro and honestly saw results immediately the first week. I felt so calm and feeling myself coming back. 3.5 months later it's all back - crippling depression and horrible anxiety that lasts all day. I got upped to 10mg but the past 3 days have been utter hell Is this a normal thing to happen? Just all of a sudden stop working? ## Hello, Thomas! I am very sorry about what you're going through. Has there been any change? Yes, that has been known to happen, though it can vary from person to person. It could be that Lexapro just isn't the right medication for you, and you may need to try something else. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, hea...

Lexoprin - antidepressant?

Is this a drug used in the treatment of 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 de...

I might have accidentally overdosed??

Hello, it just came to my attention that I may have taken too much of my medication (Lexipro 15mg) I think I've taken about 30mg total? I forgot that I had taken it earlier today and when I got home I took some more without really thinking until after I took it. I then asked my mom in hopes that she'd say that I didn't take it this morning but she said that I did so now I'm worried, should go to the ER?? Please let me know as soon as possible.. ## An occasional double dose of Lexapro would not be considered an overdose, though it may cause worsened side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, and drowsiness. Lexapro is an SSRI, so unless you have a serious adverse reaction, emergency medical treatment is likely not necessary. But, if you aren't sure, call your ...

can lexapro cause a bad taste

I have been on Lexapro for two years now and I don't feel it has been doing anything positive for me. I've stayed on it because the doctors have insisted that I would be depressed without it. For the past year I have this horrible metallic taste in my mouth all the time which prevents me from enjoying any type of food or drink. I have been tested for all kinds of disorders relating to bad taste by several doctors and no one can find anything wrong. So I have concluded the bad taste must be caused by the Lexapro. Is there anyone else that has experienced a bad taste while on Lexapro? I have decided to stop taking the drug, I'm two weeks off it now and feel no different. Thanks. Greg ## Hello, Greg! How are you? Has the taste change improved, at all, yet? Most medications risk...

Generic Lexapro 10mg

Hi i took this for the 1st time on Sat and Sundax take no other meds I have been violently ill since. Extreme head and neck ache Extreme diarrea have not eaten for 2.5 days but still in bathroom evry 30mins. Nausea and feel cold. It has been scarey to be honest and i only had 2 ## Hello, Sharon! How are you feeling now? It could be that this medication just doesn't agree with you. Learn more Lexapro details here. Have you consulted your doctor? It's likely that you'll need to try a different medication. ## was prescribed Lexapro with the following instructions: Take 1/2 tablet daily for 7 days, then 1 whole tablet after that. I experienced a bad headache and diahria day 1 and 2, then light diahria up to day 7. Day 8 with a whole tablet...No more side effects!

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.

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...

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...

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...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • 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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