Q: What is Lexapro?

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Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant. It’s a member of the SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) class. SSRIs boost levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain. Lexapro uses include treating anxiety disorder, depression, eating disorders, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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  1. Escitalopram. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  2. Escitalopram Prescribing Information.
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