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] It is available commercially exclusively as the oxalate salt. Common side effects include trouble sleeping, nausea, sexual problems, and feeling tired.[2&a...

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Lexapro Brand vs Generic

I was on brand Lexapro for about eight years with great success. My pharmacy switched me to generic and I was happy to be saving the money, but within a few days, I was nauseous and dizzy, having nightmares and hot flashes, and suffering from depression again. It took me about a month to realize the cause was the generic, and I decided to pay the difference to get the brand. When I asked the pharmacist if this was common, she said those who start on the generic seem to do well, but those who switch from brand seem to have difficulties. Not too long after switching back, I was doing well again. In answer to a few other people who posted, you can not quit lexapro cold turkey, you must wean yourself off!!!! I stopped taking it for awhile by tapering off and had no issues, but after my depr...

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Lexapro Depression side effects

Hi there, I am a 40 yr old woman, who started taking Lexapro about 3 to 4 weeks ago, starting on 5mg for the first 2 plus weeks, then increased it a few days ago to 10mg as directed by my Dr. My history of depression is this: I feel I have dysthymic disorder with major depression disorder tendencies. I have suffered a few bouts of severe reactive depression as a result of some considerable life stressors in the past, which then, you could say, turned into simple Major Depressive Disorder. At one of these times I took Lexapro with good effect. I think I have been depressed (often mildly) for years, but struggled through. I also have considerable anxiety, which has plagued me for 10 plus years, generally focusing on my health. Before biting the bullet and seeing a Dr this time, I was cons...

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Lexapro versus generic escitalopram

I don't normally visit these forums but I was interested in experience generic escitalopram versus Lexapro. I find the generic works better than without anything but am thinking of trying Lexapro to see if it works better - I first started with lexapro a couple of years back so I just don't remember. I am concerned there are so many comments about generic escitalopram having bad side effects - given they both have the same chemistry, it does not make sense to me ## I had been taken the generic lexapro and it just didn't work. My depression came back, I was having suicidal thoughts, my anxiety returned and was becoming very OCD again. Even though the generic brand is free, I have decided to take the brand name Lexapro. I am feeling much better now, even though I have to pay $...

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Hair loss and Lexapro

Hello. I took lexapro 7 years ago for about a year. My question is that I noticed shortley to getting off of it, my hair started thining. I had very thick coarse blonde hair prior. More recently with my now thin head of hair I have noticed it does not seem to grow... It's horrible!!!! I don't want to bash lexapro because I'm certain it gave me my life back and helped my anxiety more than I could hope for. But my hair??? HELP, anyone??? ## Even if it was caused by the Lexapro, it isn't likely that it would persist for so long after you've stopped taking it. Most such side effects wear off as the medication leaves your body. Learn more Lexapro details here. There are, however, other things that can cause hair loss. Have you consulted your doctor about it? It may be due...

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Lexapro Withdrawal Unwanted Side Effects

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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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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