Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant belonging to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Escitalopram affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression or anxiety.

Lexapro is used to treat anxiety in adults. Lexapro is also used to treat major depressive disorder in adults and adolescents who are at least 12 years old.

Lexapro may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

  • Common side effects of Lexapro include insomnia, headache, drowsiness, diarrhea, nausea, ejaculatory disorder, and delayed ejaculation. Other side effects include dizziness, fatigue, constipation, dyspepsia, anorgasmia, diaphoresis, xerostomia, and decreased libido. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
  • Lexapro dosage information:

    Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) tablets and oral solution

    General dosage information for the active ingredient contained in Lexapro:

    Escitalopram (oral tablet, oral solution)

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