Lexapro (Escitalopram) is an oral anti-depressant medicine belonging to a group of drugs known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs).
Neurotransmitters in the brain are chemical messengers that nerves use to communicate with each other. It is believed that an imbalance of neurotransmitters is what causes depression.
Lexapro (Escitalopram) prevents the reuptake by the nerves of one of these neurotransmitters (Serotonin), which allows more serotonin in the brain to attach itself to receptors. Increased Serotonin in the brain means less depression.
Lexapro (Escitalopram) is used to treat Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), and General Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
Escitalopram manufactured and marketed by Forest Laboratories has been given the brand name Lexapro. However, Escitalopram is also manufactured by other pharmaceutical companies world-wide.
Due to patenting reasons, these companies cannot call their product ‘Lexapro’. They market their Escitalopram under different brand names. All these other brands of Escitalopram are known as the generic versions of Lexapro.
They all have exactly the same amount and strength of Escitalopram as Lexapro, and all work in exactly the same way. Generic are manufactured by reputable international pharmaceutical companies, under very strict international quality control standards. However, generics cost a lot less than brand name drugs.
So it makes a whole lot more sense to buy generic pharmaceuticals and save your hard earned money.
Generic Lexapro (Escitalopram) will give you all the benefits of brand name Lexapro without the big price tag.
Lexapro (Escitalopram) has been proven very effective in treating MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) in adults and adolescents, and GAD (General Anxiety Disorder in adults. Both these conditions can be debilitating if left untreated.
A person suffering from MDD experiences low mood, low self-esteem, and loss of interest in life and normal activities.
A person suffering from GAD experiences constant, excessive, and often irrational anxiety and worry over everyday things.
People suffering from MDD and GAD find it extremely difficult to function in a normal productive manner, and often have thoughts of suicide.
If your doctor feels you have either of these disorders, he may prescribe treatment with Lexapro (Escitalopram).
Lexapro (Escitalopram) may be prescribed for you for some other reason, so please consult your doctor if you are in doubt.
Never use Lexapro (Escitalopram) if it has not been prescribed for you, and never share your Lexapro (Escitalopram) with anybody else even if they exhibit the same symptoms.