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Lexapro (Escitalopram)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Lexapro10 mg
Lexapro20 mg

Generic Equivalent of Lexapro

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Escitalopram10 mg
Escitalopram20 mg


Lexapro (Escitalopram) is an Rx medication that is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) - excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer), in adults and adolescents who are at least 12 years old. Escitalopram is in a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.

Your doctor may start you on a low dose of escitalopram and increase your dose after 1 week.

It may take 1 to 4 weeks or longer before you feel the full benefit of escitalopram. Continue to take escitalopram even if you feel well and please do not stop taking escitalopram without talking to your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking escitalopram, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as mood changes, irritability, agitation, dizziness, numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, anxiety, confusion, headache, tiredness, and difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually.


Brand Lexapro comes from Canada and is manufactured by Lundbeck and generic Escitalopram comes from Canada manufactured by Ranbaxy. This medication is available for the branded (Lexapro) version, in doses 10 mg and 20 mg in quantities of 90 tablets. For the generic version (Escitalopram) it is also available in doses of 10mg and 20 mg, but in quantities of 100 tablets.

Please be advised, that Generic drugs are fully licenced and approved copies of brand-name drugs that have the same dosage, intended use, effects, side effects, route of administration, risks, safety, and strength as the original drug. In other words, their pharmacological effects are the same as those of their brand-name counterparts. We are happy (whenever we are able) to provide a choice, especially as Generic versions are generally cheaper, thereby making them more affordable and accessible!

And please, do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the (our) environment.

Please note that the manufacturing country and the manufacturer may vary depending on the availability.


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  • Pharmacist: Yasir Mohamed
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