About generic Lexapro
History of escitalopram began in 1989, with the advent of the drug citalopram. This antidepressant enjoyed great success and reaps huge profits for its manufacturers, the company Forest Laboratories. In 2003, the patent has expired and the company decided to develop the patented of escitalopram, which is in fact, one of two optical isomers of citalopram. Now in the world, there are available many analogues of escitalopram one of which is Generic Lexapro.
Generic Lexapro belongs to a group of antidepressants, SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). By inhibiting the reuptake of neurotransmitter neurons of the brain, the drug increases its free concentration in the presynaptic gap (the gap between neurons). This, in turn, has a pronounced antidepressant effect. Escitalopram doesn’t interfere in the work of most receptors.
Being quite a long time on the medical market, generic Lexapro became very popular not only among patients, but also and scientists, who discover this drug effectiveness in numerous clinical trials. In one American study, conducted in 2006 it has been found that significant improvements occur in 75% of patients with depression, who has been taking generic Lexapro for 8-weeks.Scientists from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden studied the efficacy of escitalopram in the ICP. Close attention was paid to the main PMS symptoms: anxiety, irritability, tension and a feeling of depression. As a result, at a dosage of 10 mg/day, improvement occurred in 86% of women and in 94% at a dosage of 20 mg/day. In addition, it was found that escitalopram has a positive effect on pain symptoms of depression (headaches, pain in the neck, chest and stomach area at the beginning of treatment). Improvement has been achieved already in the first week of dosing, and pronounced effect occurred after 14 days of treatment.
So, the main indications for generic Lexapro use:
- Treatment of depressive episodes (any severity);
- Treatment of patients with panic disorders (including agoraphobia).
Panic disorder - an extremely common disease, prone to become chronic, which usually manifests in young, socially active age. According to some epidemiological studies its prevalence is 1,9-3,6%. 2-3 times more often it occurs in women. Panic attack (PA) is inexplicable, painful for the patient's attack of fear or anxiety in combination with various vegetative (somatic) symptoms.
If you suffer one of these conditions, try to take generic Lexapro, it will help you to get rid of the problem rather safety, without serious side effects.
Treatment with Lexapro should be conducted according to doctors’ prescription and constant supervision. Consult with your doctor and get to know such Lexapro contraindications: this medication should not be taken by children under 15 years of age, pregnant women (including lactation), as well as people with hypersensitivity to drug components, join use of Lexapro and MAO inhibitors is also not allowed.
For further information, turn to the doctor or nearest pharmacist.
In spite of the fact, that Lexapro is rather expensive drug – 2.85$ per pill, its generic form is much cheaper and available at online pharmacies. Moreover, online drug stores provide generic Lexapro without prescription, thus, if you are sure in your symptoms and need adequate and effective treatment, you can buy Lexapro via online pharmacies.