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