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Is Lexapro (escitalopram) a safe medication to take?

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Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology
8 doctors agree

In brief: As safe as most

Lexapro, (escitalopram) an antidepressant & anti-anxiety medication, makes more serotonin available in the brain.
Side effects (se's) include GI problems, appetite changes, dizziness, headaches, sexual problems & sleep problems. Most se's are short-term & tolerable, esp. If anticipated. More serious se's are allergic reactions, cardiac changes & odd behaviors. Take it long enough to give it a chance to work.

In brief: As safe as most

Lexapro, (escitalopram) an antidepressant & anti-anxiety medication, makes more serotonin available in the brain.
Side effects (se's) include GI problems, appetite changes, dizziness, headaches, sexual problems & sleep problems. Most se's are short-term & tolerable, esp. If anticipated. More serious se's are allergic reactions, cardiac changes & odd behaviors. Take it long enough to give it a chance to work.
Dr. Seth Kunen
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Very Safe Medication

Lexapro (generic escitalopram) has proven to be a safe an effective medication in the treatment of major depressive disorder and gereralzed anxiety disorder for many years.
Of course any prescription medication must be administered and monitored by a healthcare professional licensed to prescribe such medications.

In brief: Very Safe Medication

Lexapro (generic escitalopram) has proven to be a safe an effective medication in the treatment of major depressive disorder and gereralzed anxiety disorder for many years.
Of course any prescription medication must be administered and monitored by a healthcare professional licensed to prescribe such medications.
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Lexapro (escitalopram)

As prescribed, yes.

In brief: Lexapro (escitalopram)

As prescribed, yes.
Dr. Alan Ali
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