Lexapro 20 mg
- Brand: Lundbeck
- Product Code: LB_LXP20
- Availability: In Stock
Contain the active ingredient : Escitalopram Oxalate which is a type of antidepressant called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
It works by enhancing the activity of a neurotransmitter called serotonin in the brain.
Neurotransmitters are natural body chemicals that act as chemical messengers between the nerve cells. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter known to be involved in regulating emotions, mood and behavior, among other things. In depression and anxiety disorders there is a decreased amount of serotonin released from nerve cells in the brain.
Escitalopram works by stopping the serotonin that has been released from being reabsorbed back into the nerve cells in the brain. This helps to prolong its effects and over time this helps to lighten mood and relieve depression. Antidepressants like escitalopram have also been found to be effective in relieving symptoms of anxiety, such as panic and fear.
Escitalopram won't change your personality or make you feel instantly happy and relaxed. It works over time to correct the chemical changes in your brain that have made you become depressed or anxious, and gets you back to feeling like your old self.
What is it used for?
It is used to treat the following conditions in adults aged 18 years and over:
Generalised anxiety disorder.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Panic disorder with or without agoraphobia.
Social phobia or social anxiety disorder.
English instruction leaflet inside the box.
Size : 28 tablets / box