Escitalopram Uses

Escitalopram is used for Anxiety Disorder, Depression

How Escitalopram Works

Escitalopram inhibits reuptake of the neurotransmitter serotonin by CNS neurons, thereby increasing the amount of serotonin available in nerve synapses. An elevated serotonin level may result in elevated mood and reduced depression.

Common side effects of Escitalopram

Nausea, Dry Mouth, Drowsiness, Insomnia, Diarrhea, Vomiting


Drug : aspirin, NSAIDs, warfarin: Possibly increased risk of bleeding.

carbamazepine: Possibly increased clearance of escitalopram.

cimetidine: Possibly increased plasma escitalopram level.

CNS drugs: Additive CNS effects.

lithium: Possible enhancement of the serotonergic effects of escitalopram.

MAO inhibitors: Possibly hyperpyretic episodes, hypertensive crisis, serotonin syndrome, and severe seizures.

metoprolol: Increased plasma metoprolol levels with decreased cardioselectivity of metoprolol.

naratriptan, sumatriptan, zolmitriptan: Possibly weakness, hyperreflexia, and incoordination St. John's wort: Increased risk of serotonin syndrome.

sibutramine: Increased risk of serotonin syndrome.

Activity : alcohol use: Possibly increased cognitive and motor effects of alcohol.