Obsessional fear, lack of energy and a bad mood are the first signs of the depressive disorder. Many people cannot overcome depression on their own and have to use strong antidepressants. Lexapro is one of the best drugs to arrest the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Lexapro is an antidepressant which enhances the amount of serotonin in the brain and helps to restore a psychoemotional state of the human.
Itcontainsan active in gredient Escitalopram.
Unlike classical antidepressants, Lexapro helps to arrest anxiety and other psychoemotional disorders. This is a heal-all product for the treatment of the depression and anxiety and it acts softly and is well tolerated even during the prolonged treatment.
If depression, Lexapro helps to improve mood and appetite, enhances mental and physical activity, regulates sleep and gets rid of the groundless anxiety and concern. According to the results of the wide medical studies, Lexapro is added to 12 best antidepressants on all pharmaceutical market.
Lexapro is produced in pills of white color for the oral use. Lexapro pills are round and may contain 5 mg, 10 mg, or 20 mg of Escitalopram. A dose is marked on every pill.
Who is prescribed Lexapro?
Lexapro is prescribed adults and children over 12 years old for the treatment of the psychoemotional disorders:
– Obsessive-compulsive disorder
– Panic disorder
How to take Lexapro?
The beginning daily dose of Lexapro is 10 mg per day for adults. The pills are taken once, in the morning, regardless of the meals. If the antidepressive effect is not enough, the dose is increased by two time and Lexapro 20 mg per day is prescribed. The daily dose can be taken at once, or divided into 2 parts, and a pill of Lexapro 10 mg will be used 2 time a day (in the morning and evening).
The increase of the daily dose should be gradual because the therapeutic action develops slowly, within 1-2 weeks. The first evaluation of the efficiency of Lexapro is made in 4 weeks after the treatment.
Children are prescribed Lexapro in the dose of 5 mg per day, and the dose is increased up to 10 mg per day if necessary.
– A patient may have suicidal thoughts within the first 10 days of using Lexapro, and that is why a patient should be carefully controlled
– DonottakeLexaprowithMAOinhibitors. The interval between the use of these antidepressants should be at least 14 days
– In case of alcohol, drug or strong psychoactive drug intoxication, the treatment is contraindicated
– Lexapro is not prescribed during pregnancy, maniac state and also children under 12 years old
Dry mouth, increased sweating, headache, nausea, diarrhea, drowsiness, appetite, delayed ejaculation are the main side effects which have been recorded in the course of the medical studies of Lexapro.
The intensity of the side effects depends on the correct dose of Lexapro. If you feel unpleasant symptoms, lower the daily dose for a while.