Basic Information on Lexapro
Lexapro is grouped under a category of drugs know as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This drug works by affecting certain brain chemicals. Since depression is caused by an imbalance in these chemicals. The medicine is used for treating anxiety in adults and children or over the age of 12. The Lexapro drug should not be used if you are using an MAO inhibitor. Such combination may cause serious consequences. There should be at least 14 days gap between these two medications. You should consult your doctor about using this drug if you have a history of drug abuse.
Precautions/ Side Effect for Lexapro
Lexapro contains escitalopram oxalate. You should not use this drug if you are allergic to this substance or any other ingredient of this drug. Consult your doctor before starting this drug if you suffer from kidney or liver disease. If you suffer from epilepsy or seizures, you should inform your doctor about it. This medication may induce suicidal thoughts. If you experience any such symptom, talk with your health care provider. Generic or Brand Lexapro may cause change in mood.
The drug may cause problems in newborn babies, therefore this medication is not recommended for pregnant women without consulting the doctor first. Same precaution should be undertaken if you are breastfeeding. Consult your doctor first before administering generic or brand Lexapro to a child younger than 12 years old. You should go for regular check up with your doctor, while undergoing this treatment. Escitalopram oxalate may cause trouble in sleeping. It may also lead to panic attacks and irritability. If you start experiencing symptoms of hyperactivity, inform your doctor.
Lexapro is available in tablet and oral solution form. The medicine should be taken once daily. It may be taken with or without food. The initial recommended dosage of the drug is 10 mg once daily. The tablets come in three strengths of 5 mg, 10 mg and 20 mg, whereas oral solution is available in 5 mg/5 ml packing. The medicine should be stored at a temperature of 25°C. Patients suffering with mild or moderate renal impairment do not require any adjustment in the dosage. However, you should inform your health care provider if you suffer from severe renal failure.
Buy Lexapro from North Drug Store
North Drug Store stocks Lexapro in the bottle packaging containing 100 tablets. You should buy Lexapro from North Drug Store as it is a mail order online prescription service.