Escitalopram (generic for Lexapro®)

Not feeling your best? You’re not alone. Medication isn’t for everyone, but it can be life changing for those who need it. Consult with a psychiatry provider through our platform to help determine whether a medication like Escitalopram could be right for you and help you feel like yourself again.
FDA-approved for major depressive disorder
Online evaluation and ongoing check-ins
Prescribed by licensed psychiatry providers, if appropriate
Product Overview

What Is Escitalopram

Escitalopram is an antidepressant drug called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that helps balance a chemical naturally found in the brain. The FDA first approved escitalopram in 2002 and it was marketed under the brand name Lexapro. Escitalopram is a prescription medication.

Escitalopram Uses

Escitalopram (generic for Lexapro) is FDA approved for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depressive disorder (MDD).

How Escitalopram Works

Escitalopram (generic for Lexapro) works by increasing the levels of a mood-enhancing chemical called serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is one of over 40 messenger chemicals (neurotransmitters) that carry signals between nerves in the brain (neurons). Like other SSRIs, escitalopram lowers the level of serotonin that your neurons reabsorb, which results in more free serotonin in the brain.
What to expect

Get Escitalopram Online

Consultation with a psychiatrist or other qualified psychiatry provider through our platform. If prescribed Escitalopram, genuine escitalopram will be shipped to you discreetly. You’ll have ongoing check-ins with a psychiatry provider to evaluate whether your treatment plan is working.

Escitalopram Side Effects

The most common side effects of escitalopram include nausea, sleepiness, weakness, dizziness, feeling anxious, trouble sleeping, sexual problems, sweating, shaking, not feeling hungry, dry mouth, constipation, infection, and yawning. Discuss any side effects you experience with your provider.

Escitalopram Drug Interactions

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs, such as linezolid, phenelzine, etc), increase the risk of serotonin syndrome, a mild to life-threatening build up of serotonin in the system. Similarly, Escitalopram can interact with other agents that affect serotonin in the brain, such as tricyclic antidepressants, certain pain medications, supplements that contain St. John's Wort or tryptophan. Be prepared to share all prescription and over the counter medications, as well as any other products you take, with your provider.
Prescription products require an online consultation with a healthcare provider who will determine if a prescription is appropriate.

what to expect

a seamless experience with an online psychiatry provider.


Online psychiatric evaluation

Consult via video chat with an online psychiatry provider, who will evaluate you and assess whether medication is appropriate


Private, ongoing follow-ups and medication management

A few weeks after your first appointment, you’ll have your first follow-up to evaluate whether your treatment plan is working—all on your smartphone


Discreet shipping to your door

If prescribed, your medication will be shipped to your door in low-key packaging

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Frequently asked questions about Escitalopram

how long does it take for Escitalopram (generic for Lexapro) to work?
Escitalopram was shown to be effective as a treatment for major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder in clinical trials lasting 8 weeks. If you are not feeling any improvement in your condition, you should consult your healthcare provider. You should not discontinue your medication until you speak with your healthcare provider.
what are the dosage options?
This medication is sold in strengths of 5mg, 10mg and 20mg tablets.
how do I take Escitalopram?
Escitalopram should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. Escitalopram should not be stopped without first consulting with a healthcare provider, as stopping too quickly could cause serious symptoms.
how do i know if I am a good candidate for this drug?
You will need to consult with a healthcare provider, who can evaluate you and determine if Escitalopram is appropriate.
who cannot or should not take this drug?
Examples include but are not limited to: people with a known allergy to escitalopram, citalopram or any of its active ingredients, people with severe renal impairment, and people on MAOIs.

Important Safety Information

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