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Lexapro (escitalopram)

Escitalopram (or LEXAPRO®) is mainly prescribed to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder.

Status: ACTIVE

Class: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)

FDA Approval: 2002

Dosage Forms: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg

Biological Half-life: 27-32 hours

Side Effects: Dizziness, decreased libido, delayed ejaculation, dry mouth, weight changes, nausea, constipation

Routes of Administration: Oral

Pregnancy Category: C (US)

  www.fda.gov

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