Mental Health

Escitalopram

Generic For Lexapro
starting at $14.99

Escitalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat anxiety. Treatment of anxiety can require trial of different SSRIs one at a time to find the best fit for you. Noticeable improvements in mood usually appear after 4 weeks of daily use with a recommended trial period of 4 to 12 weeks.

  • Used to treat anxiety by enhancing the activity of serotonin in the brain
  • Initially dosed at 10 mg once daily in the morning or evening
  • Maintenance dose is typically 10 mg to 20 mg with maximum daily dose of 20 mg
  • Improvement in physical symptoms shown within 1 to 2 weeks, and overall well-being after 4 weeks of daily use
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