Lexapro®, also known by its generic name escitalopram, is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It's primarily used to treat major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Lexapro® works by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain, which helps regulate mood, appetite, and sleep.

Side Effects of Lexapro®

As with any medication, Lexapro® may cause side effects. Some of the most common side effects of Lexapro® include:

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Headaches

  • Insomnia or sleepiness

  • Dry mouth

  • Dizziness

  • Sweating

  • Sexual dysfunction

While these side effects are generally mild and temporary, some patients may experience more severe side effects, such as suicidal thoughts, serotonin syndrome, and increased risk of bleeding. Patients should always consult with their healthcare provider if they experience any adverse reactions while taking Lexapro®.

Prescribing Lexapro®

Lexapro® is a prescription medication that can only be prescribed by a licensed healthcare professional. Before prescribing Lexapro®, a healthcare provider will evaluate a patient's medical history and symptoms to determine if it's an appropriate treatment option. The healthcare provider will also provide instructions on how to take Lexapro®, including dosage, frequency, and any precautions or potential side effects to be aware of.

Refilling Lexapro® Prescriptions with Cabinet Health

Cabinet Health can refill Lexapro® prescriptions and offers eco-friendly and personalized packaging options for medications. Patients can receive their medication in Cabinet's sleek and eco-friendly glass bottles, which are more sustainable than traditional plastic bottles. Cabinet also offers a seamless transfer of prescriptions to their personalized packaging, ensuring that patients have access to their medication without contributing to plastic pollution.