Lexapro® (escitalopram oxalate) is a prescription drug commonly used for treating depression and generalized anxiety disorder. It is a type of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that works by balancing serotonin levels in the brain.
There are currently two different forms of Lexapro: tablets (available in three strengths) and liquid (available in one strength). The medication is taken by mouth, usually once a day. People who experience drowsiness while taking this medicine can try taking it before bedtime, and those who develop insomnia can try taking it in the morning.
While most people tolerate Lexapro tablets and oral solution well, side effects are possible. Some of the most common problems that have been reported with this antidepressant include nausea, insomnia, and headache.
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