Lexapro 20 mg Tablets
Lexapro® (escitalopram oxalate) is a prescription medicine approved to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). It is currently available in several different forms and strengths, including:
- Lexapro 5 mg tablets
- Lexapro 10 mg tablets
- Lexapro 20 mg tablets
- Lexapro Oral Solution 5 mg per 5 mL (equal to 5 mg per teaspoonful).
The recommended starting dosage is 10 mg once a day. If your symptoms do not improve, your healthcare provider may increase this amount. He or she may also decrease your dose if side effects occur.
Elderly people and people with liver problems should not take Lexapro 20 mg tablets. The maximum dose for this group is 10 mg once daily.
(Click Lexapro Dosage to find out what else your healthcare provider may consider before making a dosing recommendation for your particular situation and for tips on using this medication.)