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This is a review of Lexapro, an anti-anxiety and depression prescription medication.  Lexapro is a type of medication called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by increasing levels of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance. High levels of anxiety, stress, and tension can lead to panic and anxiety attacks. A panic attack can make something as simple as a trip to the grocery store unbearable and can impede your ability to make rational decisions. Panic attacks are at the best of times horribly inconvenient and, at the worst, potentially life threatening. Repeatedly suffering from panic attacks can also reduce short term, and in some cases, long term memory.

We decided to conduct some independent research online.  Read on to learn more about this product and whether it is right for your situation.

Ingredients

This is a prescription medication, not a natural supplement. This product contains escitalopram and no other ingredients are provided by the manufacturer.

Dosage

In order to take this medication, you need to have a prescription from your doctor or physician. Individuals will have different dosing instructions.  Tell your physician about all the medicines that you take including prescription and nonprescription medicine, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Side Effects

This medication has an extremely long list of possible side effects and warnings. Antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults especially within the first few months of treatment. Depression and certain other serious mental illnesses are important causes of suicidal thoughts and actions. Patients of all ages who are started on antidepressant therapy should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior. Anyone considering the use of Lexapro or any other antidepressant in a child, adolescent, or young adult must balance this risk with the clinical need. Lexapro is not approved for use in pediatric patients except for patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Do not take Lexapro if you:

  • Take a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI), including linezolid or methylene blue, or if you stopped taking an MAOI in the last 2 weeks. Do not take an MAOI within 2 weeks of stopping Lexapro. Ask your physician or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is an MAOI
  • Take Orap (pimozide)
  • Are allergic to sertraline or any of the inactive ingredients in Lexapro
  • Do not take the Lexapro liquid formulation if you take Antabuse® (disulfiram) due to the alcohol content of the liquid form of Lexapro.

Price

Price will very depending on whether you have health insurance and what your individual policy covers.

Guarantee

There is no money back guarantee available. This is usually the policy for prescription medications.

Conclusion

It is hard to select a good product that suits your needs but you have to be careful when making decisions about Anxiety Pills. Most of them have a huge array of side effects that cause additional health complications.

This product has too many side effects. It also has no guarantee, which can dissuade any consumer into buying it.

Kathy Stamoshello