Antidepressant Lexapro is the newest and fastest-growing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and is prescribed for more than four million patients in the U.S. The medication was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August 2002 for both the initial and maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder.
Antidepressant LEXAPRO was developed by isolating the medicinal component of Celexa (citalopram HBr), molecules known as isomers. As a result, LEXAPRO appears to offer advantages in the treatment of depression and generalized anxiety disorder:
- Antidepressant Lexapro 10mg/day is effective in the treatment of depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
- Antidepressant Lexapro significantly improved depression and anxiety for many patients beginning at week 1 or 2 (full antidepressant effect may take 4 to 6 weeks).
- Simple 10mg/day starting dose for all patients.
So feel confident knowing that whether you or someone you care about is suffering from depression, anxiety, or a combination of both, effective treatment is possible with Antidepressant LEXAPRO.
How does Antidepressant LEXAPRO work?
LEXAPRO helps to restore the brain's chemical balance by increasing the available supply of serotonin, a substance in the brain believed to influence mood.
Are there side effects with Antidepressant Lexapro ?
LEXAPRO is well tolerated by most people. Most of the side effects experienced by patients taking LEXAPRO are mild to moderate and go away with continued treatment, and usually do not cause patients to stop taking LEXAPRO.
Lexapro Antidepressant customer's reviews:
Reviewed by Joey28 on 6/05/2005 2:24:00 AM
" I have been taking Lexapro for about 6 weeks now. It is the first anti- depressant I have been on. After the first week which was the hardest side effect-wise (dilated pupils, nausea, sleep disturbance) I felt 75% better- my overall mood (I was a little tired), outlook and especially my concentration! Now a month later it is 95% better! I feel like myself again and even my friends notice a difference. The best advice that I was given about the drug is to stick with it past the first week and don't give up so quickly. Every drug has side effects. Your body gets used to the drug and they go away. Also, it is not just the drugs that are going to help- I need to help myself- by doing things, staying active and having wonderful positive people in my life!
Reviewed by Dolphin9987 on 6/11/2005 6:01:00 PM
Not only did it relieve the depression very well (much better than Remeron or Elavil), but it inhibited my appetite so much that I "accidentally" lost over 20 lbs!
It also solved a premature ejaculation problem that Remeron had caused.
Reviewed by swtlaosangil on 6/07/2005 12:33:00 AM
Started Lexapro because I was moody, hateful, and cried a lot. Took 10mg, saw improvement after 2 weeks but it didn't last. Now taking 20mg and spent the whole day either eating or sleeping (took a 4 and a half hour "nap")! Am clenching jaws again, but not bad. Wondering about side effects. I don't seem to feel as much desire (very unusual for me), and it is more difficult to orgasm (though not so unusual for me). Anyone have any experience with decreased sex drive on this? The weight gain stinks, but I will deal with it if this stuff can start making me less unpleasant to be with. Waiting to see how increased works. Hopefully it's soon.
Depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) are complicated illnesses, and each individual case has unique circumstances. For this reason, any decisions regarding your depression and/or GAD treatment should be made after a consultation between you and your healthcare professional.
I was put on lexapro after having my second child. It seemed to help the first couple of weeks as far as my attitude and in general feeling better but, it has affected my sex drive. I have also noticed night sweats and bad dreams. I'am on 10mg. If anyone is having any of these side effects please respond.-- T. Smith
my medical dr. and my psych dr. both want me on lexapro but because i have has severe allergic reactions to so many different types of meds, i have become phobic to meds. my daughter has been on it for 4 weeks and she says she can't tell any type of change. my dr. did say 1 could have trouble having a orgasium.. i just don't know what to do. my daughter started off on 20 mg. i wonder if she started to high? --aly
My doctor prescribed Lexapro for anxiety and depression. I felt like myself again after only 2 weeks of taking the medication. I have been taking Lexapro for over a year and feel great. About 3 months ago, we switched insurance carriers and the new carrier would not cover Lexapro. My doctor switched me to Paxil, and after trying it for six weeks, I requested to switch back to Lexapro. I would rather pay for the Lexapro than deal with the side effects from Paxil (increased weight and difficulty reaching orgasm). - landy