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Lexapro® (escitalopram oxalate) comes in both tablet and liquid form and is approved for treating depression and generalized anxiety disorder. It is taken by mouth, usually once a day. Many people may wonder, "When is the best time to take Lexapro?" You can take this medication anytime during the day. However, if Lexapro makes you drowsy, try taking it before bedtime. If the medication causes insomnia, try taking it in the morning. However, your Lexapro dose should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
It usually takes several weeks (and may even take longer than a month) to feel the beneficial effects of Lexapro. Try not to be discouraged if the drug does not work right away for you. You can take Lexapro with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food. For Lexapro to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Abruptly stopping Lexapro can result in withdrawal symptoms. The medication will not work if you take it in a way other than how your healthcare provider prescribes.
(Click Lexapro Dosage for more information on the best time to take Lexapro. This article also discusses Lexapro dosing guidelines for treating depression or generalized anxiety disorder, as well as factors that may affect your dosage.)