Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant used in the treatment of anxiety and depression. It is very effective in the treatment of depression. Generally it works by balancing serotonin which is a natural substance found in the brain. In some patients, it improves their feeling and makes them less nervous.
Lexapro comes in liquid and tablet forms. Which ever form you are taking, make sure you inform your doctor and strictly adhere to the doctors prescription. Lexapro dosage is determined by several factors such weight, age, response to treatment, e.t.c and should be taking once daily and should be taking by mouth. For the liquid form of this drug you can measure and get the dosage using a designed spoon, using your day to day spoon won’t get you the right dosage.
Like many other medications, lexapro do have some side effects and some of the most common lexapro side effects patients experience are:
- Dry mouth,
- Increase sweating
- Stomach upset
- Heart burn
Side effects may differ between individuals. Side effects can be avoided by informing your doctor about your health record and other medications you are presently taking bot prescribed and self medicated.