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What is Lexapro, and how does the medicine work?

Lexapro is classified as an antidepressant belonging to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor medication class. It contains escitalopram that works on the GABA receptors in the central nervous system to produce calming effects and treat anxiety and depression effectively. 

Where to buy Lexapro, and is it safe to buy medicine online?

Lexapro is an FDA-approved and essential drug used by the health sector; therefore, buying or selling Lexapro is done only through authorized channels.  Although you can not easily purchase Lexapro if you don’t hold an appropriate prescription from a doctor, we are a certified online pharmacy that offers all the scheduled and controlled medicine without any prior prescription at affordable rates

You can easily buy Lexapro online from our website and use it as advised by your doctor.

How should you take this medication?

We advise you to take Lexapro as advised by your doctor and as given on the medicine label. You are also required to follow all the necessary directions and precautions while consuming the medicine.  Please avoid medical errors, try to be consistent throughout the treatment, and consult your doctor if your situation is not improving.

All about Lexapro dosage

Would you please take Lexapro as prescribed by your doctor? Still, if you don’t want to take Lexapro without any medical advice, you should initiate your treatment with the minimum possible dose. The lowest Lexapro dosages for different categories of patients without any medical histories are as follows:

Dosage for major depressive disorder 

  • For adults
    10 mg to 20 mg of the medicine, once a day
  • For children
    Using Lexapro for treating anyone younger than 18 years is not safe.

Dosage for generalized anxiety disorder 

  • For adults
    10 mg to 20 mg of medicine once a day.
  • For children
    Using Lexapro for treating anyone younger than 18 years is not safe.

What should you tell your physician before taking Lexapro?

Lexapro is an antidepressant that works through the GABA receptors
and can adversely affect your health if misused. 
Your doctor might not advise you to take Lexapro if you are allergic to the medicine or similar antidepressant or you have the following health disorders: 

  • Blood thinners 
  • Medications to treat migraine pain 
  • Psychiatric drugs
  • Antacids 
  • Water pills 
  • Serotonergic drugs
  • MAO inhibitors 
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID)
  • Opioid medications 
  • Sleeping pills 

It is also advisable to avoid using Lexapro if you are expecting or lactating. It can harm your child and can make your baby a drug addict.  

Side effects of using Lexapro

Lexapro is an antidepressant that works through the GABA receptors to produce calming effects and treat anxiety and depression. However, it can cause several mild to severe side effects:

Some mild and common Lexapro side effects include:

  • Difficulty while urinating 
  • Dizziness or drowsiness 
  • Tiredness 
  • Weakness 
  • Anxiety 
  • Agitation 
  • Involuntary and excessive muscles movement
  • Shivering 
  • Trouble in sleeping 
  • Sweating 
  • Dry mouth 
  • Unusual thirst 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Problem in intimacy

These side effects are common and don’t require medical attention unless they become severe or bother you too much.  However, you should immediately stop using Lexapro and consult your doctor if you experience the following:

  • Blurred and tunnel vision 
  • Destructive and self detrimental thoughts or behavior
  • Hostile behavior
  • Pain and burning while urinating 
  • Unusual weight gain or loss 
  • Slow growth rate (in children using Lexapro or similar drugs)
  • The low sodium level in the body 
  • Nervous system reactions such as rigidity in muscles, high temperature of the body, sweating, confusion, irregular heartbeats, tremors, lightheadedness
  • Serotonin syndrome causes agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Any other severe allergic reaction to the medicine

Lexapro interactions

Lexapro can dangerously interact with other medicines and severely affect your health. Therefore, it is essential to tell your health expert if you are using the following medications:

  • Blood thinners 
  • Medications to treat migraine pain 
  • Psychiatric drugs
  • Antacids 
  • Water pills 
  • Sleeping pills 
  • Muscles relaxers 
  • Anti-anxiety medications 
  • Medicines to treat seizures

You should also avoid taking over-the-counter medicines, herbal products, vitamins, and other nutritional supplements while using Lexapro.

Other warnings

Lexapro works through the GABA receptors and treats the condition more effectively. Being a dangerous medication, Lexapro comes with a long list of precautions and black-boxed warnings that should be taken care of while using Lexapro. The following are some of the protection and warnings that you should consider if you are taking Lexapro:

  • You are advised to avoid using Lexapro if you are an alcoholic or drug addict. 
  • Using Lexapro might not be safe if you are already using any MAO inhibitors. 
  • Abrupt withdrawal of this medicine can be dangerous. You should consult your doctor before leaving Lexapro or gradually decrease your medicine dose. 
  • Lexapro can affect your health; therefore, you need frequent medical checkups throughout the treatment. 
  • Lexapro tends to impair your thinking and reactions; therefore, we advise you to avoid driving and performing other activities that require you to be alert and attentive while using Lexapro. 
  • Keep your medicine safe with yourself and never share it with anyone who is a drug addict.
  • Please dispose of the leftover medicine under the pharmacist’s supervision once you have completed your treatment.

Here, we tried to cover all the essential information about Lexapro, but we advise you to consult your physician in case of any confusion.