Lexapro - Used for: Treating depression or generalized anxiety disorder. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Lexapro is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by restoring the balance of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain, which helps to improve certain mood problems.
Lexapro is an antidepressant. This medication selectively inhibits the reuptake of serotonin, increases the concentration of the neurotransmitter in the synaptic cleft, prolongs and enhances the action of serotonin on postsynaptic receptors. Lexapro practically does not bind to serotonin (5-HT), dopamine (D1 and D2) receptors, alpha-adrenergic-, m-cholinergic receptors, with benzodiazepine and opioid receptors.
Antidepressant effect of this drug is usually develops within 2-4 weeks after starting treatment. The maximum therapeutic effect of the treatment of panic disorder is reached at about 3 months after starting treatment.
Lexapro is one of a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It is used to treat the depression associated with mood disorders. It is also used on occassion in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder and anxiety. The antidepressant, antiobsessive-compulsive, and antibulimic actions of Lexapro are presumed to be linked to its inhibition of CNS neuronal uptake of serotonin. In vitro studies show that Lexapro is a potent and selective inhibitor of neuronal serotonin reuptake and has only very weak effects on norepinephrine and dopamine neuronal reuptake. Lexapro has no significant affinity for adrenergic (alpha1, alpha2, beta), cholinergic, GABA, dopaminergic, histaminergic, serotonergic (5HT), or benzodiazepine receptors; antagonism of such receptors has been hypothesized to be associated with various anticholinergic, sedative, and cardiovascular effects for other psychotropic drugs. The chronic administration of Lexapro was found to downregulate brain norepinephrine receptors, as has been observed with other drugs effective in the treatment of major depressive disorder. Lexapro does not inhibit monoamine oxidase.
Indication: For the treatment of major depressive disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
Lexapro is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Lexapro affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression or anxiety.
Lexapro is used to treat anxiety in adults and major depressive disorder in adults and adolescents who are at least 12 years old.
Lexapro may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Lexapro is used to treat depression. It can also be used to treat anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Lexapro belongs to a group of antidepressants known as Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs).
Treatment of major depressive episodes, panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Treatment of major depressive episodes. Treatment of panic disorder with or without agoraphobia. Treatment of social anxiety disorder (social phobia). Treatment of generalised anxiety disorder.
Major Depressive Disorder Lexapro (escitalopram) is indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder. The efficacy of Lexapro in the treatment of major depressive disorder was established in three, 8-week, placebo-controlled trials of outpatients whose diagnoses corresponded most closely to the DSM-IV category of major depressive disorder (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
Indications: depression, panic disorder, social phobia, anxiety
Indications: anxiety, depression, panic disorder
Indications: anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social phobia