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Lexapro® (escitalopram oxalate) is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat a number of conditions within the brain. Most commonly, the medicine is used for treating depression and generalized anxiety disorder. Lexapro is available in both tablet and liquid form, and is typically taken once a day.
 
Lexapro may not be suitable in every situation, so let your healthcare provider know if you have any other medical conditions or are taking any medications, including vitamins and supplements. Insomnia, nausea, and ejaculation problems are some of the most commonly reported side effects; however, most people tolerate this drug well.
 
(For more information on this medication, including how this antidepressant works, what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and what to do in cases of overdose, click Lexapro.)
 
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