Escitalopram

There’s an easier way to get your generic Lexapro (escitalopram) prescription. And it doesn’t involve leaving your house!

Have a mobile video chat with one of our licensed Lemonaid doctors or nurse practitioners, and you can get your escitalopram prescription in 2-3 days.

$95 $5 for your first month 😊

We’ll even deliver it to your doorstep every month - shipping’s covered!

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About Escitalopram

What is Escitalopram?

Lexapro and escitalopram are the same medications and work the same way, but go by different names. Lexapro is the brand name while escitalopram is the generic name.

How does escitalopram treat depression and anxiety?

Escitalopram is an antidepressant called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor or SSRI.

SSRIs increase levels of serotonin in your brain. Serotonin, sometimes called a “happy hormone”, is a chemical that helps you feel good.

If you have depression, your serotonin levels may be too low. Escitalopram helps treat depression by raising your serotonin levels.

Higher serotonin levels give you a sense of well-being, help you feel like yourself, and improve your mental health. Other benefits are better sleep, memory, and sexual desire.

How effective is escitalopram for depression and anxiety treatment?

Clinical studies show that escitalopram works well as an antidepressant. In addition to depression, escitalopram is also a good option to help relieve anxiety symptoms.

How long does it take for escitalopram to work?

You might notice improvement in symptoms like sleep, memory, and energy in 1-2 weeks. Mood-related symptoms can take up to 6 weeks to improve. You should notice the full effects of escitalopram within 6-8 weeks of taking the medication consistently.

Is escitalopram FDA-approved for depression or anxiety?

It sure is! Escitalopram is FDA-approved for treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). These are commonly known as depression and anxiety.

Escitalopram comes in 5, 10, and 20 mg tablets, as well as an oral solution. Most doses of escitalopram are 10 to 20 mg per day. Your specific escitalopram dose will depend on your medical history. The lemonaid medical team only prescribes tablets.

Does escitalopram cause weight gain?

It’s not common for escitalopram to cause weight gain, but it is possible. As the medication starts to work, you may regain the appetite you once lost. Plus, you may be more interested in eating once your mood starts to improve.

You might begin to naturally regain any weight you lost due to depression or anxiety.

How can I get a prescription for generic Lexapro?

You should only take antidepressants like escitalopram under the care and direction of a licensed doctor or nurse practitioner. Escitalopram is a powerful medication that carries many benefits, but that can also cause side effects.

All antidepressants carry a risk of suicidal thoughts in children, teens, and young adults with mental disorders like depression. Escitalopram can also be dangerous if you take it with another class of antidepressants called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).

You must have a prescription in order to get escitalopram. You can get a prescription from a doctor or nurse practitioner easily with Lemonaid.