Lexapro:Uses and Side Effects

Lexapro is an antidepressant to treat acute and maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder.

What is Lexapro

  • Lexapro belongs to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Lexapro affects unbalanced chemicals in the brain, causing depression.
  • Lexapro is used for treating depression.
  • Lexapro may be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.


Dosage Lexapro

  1. Take Lexapro exactly as directed by your doctor. To clarify the indications for use, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
  2. Take each dose with a full glass of water (200 ml).
  3. In order to accurately measure the dose, use a measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. Ask your pharmacist where you can get scoop / cup, if they do not.
  4. Lexapro may be taken with or without food.
  5. Take each dose once a day. Follow your doctor’s instructions. Take the medicine on a daily basis in the bottom and at the same time.
  6. Do not stop taking Lexapro without consulting your doctor. Improvement can occur within a few weeks.

Active substance



Hypersensitivity, co-administration of monoamine oxidase inhibitors, age under 18 years, pregnancy, breastfeeding.



Restrictions apply

Renal failure, manic disorder, hypomania, pharmacologically uncontrolled epilepsy, diabetes, depression with suicidal attempts, advanced age, liver cirrhosis, liver failure, bleeding tendency.