: Lexapro, Cipralex, Seroplex
: Escitalopram Oxalate, Escitalopram
: Brand Lexapro 10mg, 20mg; Generic Escitalopram 10mg, 20mg
How Escitalopram Works
Escitalopram is the active medicinal ingredient found in Lexapro. It is used to treat individuals suffering from depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders and anxiety disorders. Escitalopram works by increasing the “happy hormone” Serotonin in the brain which in turn leads to a good mood. Treatment usually begins with a dose of 10mg daily, the dose will be determined by your doctor, and the dose may be increased to a maximum of 20mg daily depending on the severity of your case. Your doctor may have prescribed Escitalopram for reasons other than those listed; therefore it is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed.
Generic Lexapro vs Brand Lexapro
Brand and generic lexapro are chemically and therapeutically the same; both medications contain the medical ingredient Escitalopram Oxalate. Escitalopram is marketed by Lundbeck as Lexapro in the USA only; Lexapro is known as Cipralex and Seroplex in other countries around of the world. Keep in mind that Blue sky drugs is a global pharmacy and your order of Lexapro may have an alternate name depending on its country of origin; an alternate name DOES NOT make the medication a generic. The biggest difference between brand Lexapro and Escitalopram is that the generic Escitalopram is manufactured outside of a Lundbeck facility. If you have any questions regarding the generic manufacturers for Lexapro or have any concerns feel free to contact us.
Escitalopram Possible side effects
Some patients may experience some unwanted reactions while taking this medication. Contact your doctor if any of the side effects you have are bothersome or severe. Keep in mind that while most of the side effects are rare, it is important to seek medical attention as it may lead to complications in the future. Common side effects include:
• Changes in heart rate
• Runny nose
• Difficulty sleeping
• Dry mouth
• Increased sweating
• Loss of appetite
• Sexual dysfunction
Do not take Lexapro if you are allergic to Escitalopram; this medication is not for everyone, so be sure to speak to your doctor about the benefits and risk of taking this medication. Tell your doctor if you have any bleeding disorders as Escitalopram may worsen your problem. Individuals with Diabetes must be closely monitored by their doctor while taking this medication. People with decreased liver and kidney function should only take Escitalopram if the benefits outweigh the risks and should be closely monitored by a physician. Do not stop taking Escitalopram abruptly; gradually reduce the dose over a period of time and consult your doctor if you are considering stopping the medication. Women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant should speak to their doctor for further instruction and should carefully consider the benefits and risks as Escitalopram can affect the baby.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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