Lexapro 5 mg Tablets
Lexapro® (escitalopram oxalate) is a medication licensed for the treatment of depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). It is available by prescription only and comes in both tablet and liquid form.
Lexapro tablets are available in three strengths:
- Lexapro 5 mg tablets
- Lexapro 10 mg tablets
- Lexapro 20 mg tablets.
The liquid form is available in one strength: Lexapro® Oral Solution 5 mg per 5 mL (equal to 5 mg per teaspoonful).
The recommended starting dosage for people with depression or generalized anxiety disorder is 10 mg once a day. If symptoms continue, your healthcare provider may choose to increase the amount. He or she may also switch you to Lexapro 5 mg tablets instead if side effects occur.
Individual doses can range from 10 mg to 20 mg once a day. For elderly people or people with liver problems, the maximum dose is Lexapro 10 mg once daily.
(Click Lexapro Dosage for more detailed dosing guidelines and for important tips and precautions.)