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Lexapro
(Escitalopram)

Serzone
(Nefazodone)

Improves mood and helps you relax. Lexapro (Escitalopram) is good for treating depression and anxiety. Might be less likely to cause side effects than some antidepressants, but not the best choice for people with heart or liver problems.Coming soon.
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4.89Lexapro
Reviews for Lexapro (Escitalopram)
61%
of people (All ages) say Lexapro (Escitalopram) is worth it
48%
say it works well
15%
say it's a big hassle
1063 reviews
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Side effects
LexaproSerzone
  • Sleep difficulty 10%
  • Diarrhea 9%
  • Drowsiness 8%
  • Dry mouth 6%
  • Dizziness 5%
  • Indigestion 5%
  • Constipation 5%
  • Fatigue 4%
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How it works
LexaproSerzone
Lexapro (Escitalopram) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood.Coming soon.
Type of medication
LexaproSerzone
Antidepressant
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)
Prescription only
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Available as
LexaproSerzone
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
LexaproSerzone
  • Major depressive disorder
Risk factors for serious side effects
LexaproSerzone
  • Age 24 years or younger
  • Using other medications that affect serotonin
  • Stopping Lexapro (Escitalopram) suddenly
  • Higher dose
  • History of heart problems
Detailed risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Food
LexaproSerzone
  • Take with food to avoid upset stomach.
No food related info.
Kidneys and liver
LexaproSerzone
  • Not a good option for you if you have heart or liver problems.
No kidneys and liver related info.
Sex
LexaproSerzone
  • Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate.
No sex related info.
Weight
LexaproSerzone
  • More likely to cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) than other antidepressants.
No weight related info.
Upsides and benefits
LexaproSerzone
  • Effective at relieving depression and anxiety symptoms.
  • Lowers relapse rates of depression.
  • Causes less sleepiness than some other antidepressants.
  • Six out of ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them.
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Downsides and risks
LexaproSerzone
  • Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate.
  • More likely to cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) than other antidepressants.
  • Can cause an irregular heartbeat if you take a high dose (20 mg a day, or more).
  • Not a good option for you if you have heart or liver problems.
  • Like most antidepressants, it can cause a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people younger than 24.
  • The first antidepressant you try doesn't always work, and might have side effects you really don't like. You might need to try a few different medicines until you find one that works for you and that you can tolerate.
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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
LexaproSerzone
  • Take with food to avoid upset stomach.
  • Takes about 8 to 12 weeks to see the medication's full effects on your mood.
  • Stop taking it slowly to avoid getting withdrawal symptoms.
  • Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts.
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