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Lexapro: Depression Medication Solution

Lexapro: Depression medication overview 

picture of Lexapro depression medication 5mg.Lexapro is a depression medication usually prescribed for major depression, which is a persistently low mood that interferes with daily functioning over a period of at least several weeks duration. Major depression must occur nearly every day for at least two weeks and must include at lease five of the following symptoms: low mood, loss of interest in usual activities, significant change in weight or appetite, changes in sleep patterns, agitation or lethargy, fatigue, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, slowed thinking or lack of concentration and thoughts of suicide. If these symptoms persist, you may have major depression which may make Lexapro a good choice for your depression medication. 

Lexapro is a depression medication that increases the level of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a very necessary brain chemical called a neurotransmitter, which is involved in such things as helping to establish biological processes such as the cycles associated with eating and sleeping. Lexapro is also a very close chemical cousin of the depression medication Celexa. Other depression medications that work by increasing levels of Serotonin  are Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft.


Lexapro: An important fact about this depression medication 

Lexapro is a depression medication in which you may get a very bad reaction if you have been taking certain antidepressants such as those in the classification of MAO inhibitors. MAOIís include such depression medications as Marplan, Parnate and Nardil.You should not take Lexapro within two weeks of having taken these drugs. Combining Lexapro with these depression medications may cause very serious and even fatal reactions indicated by fever, rigidity, twitching and agitation, leading to delirium and coma.

Information provided by The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs - Sixth Edition

Additional information By Paul Susic MA Licensed Psychologist  Ph.D Candidate 

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