Lexapro 10MG Tab (28’s)

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Description

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Escitalopram
Indications/Uses

Treatment of major depressive episodes, panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Dosage/Direction for Use

Major Depressive Episodes: Usual Dosage: 10 mg once daily. Depending on individual patient response, the dose may be increased to a maximum of 20 mg daily. Usually 2-4 weeks are necessary to obtain antidepressant response.
After the symptoms resolve, treatment for at least 6 months is required for consolidation of the response.
Panic Disorder with or without Agoraphobia: An initial dose of 5 mg is recommended for the 1st week before increasing the dose to 10 mg daily. The dose may be further increased, up to a maximum of 20 mg daily, dependent on individual patient response.
Maximum effectiveness is reached after about 3 months. The treatment lasts several months.
Social Anxiety Disorder: Usual Dosage: 10 mg once daily. Depending on individual patient response, the dose may be increased to a maximum of 20 mg daily. Usually 2-4 weeks are necessary to obtain symptom relief. Treatment for 3 months is recommended to consolidate response. Long-term treatment of responders for 6 months has been shown to prevent relapse and can be considered on an individual basis; treatment benefits should be re-evaluated at regular intervals.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Usual Dosage: 10 mg once daily. Depending on individual patient response, the dose may be increased to a maximum of 20 mg daily. Treatment for 3 months is recommended to consolidate response. Long-term treatment of responders for 6 months has been shown to prevent relapse and can be considered on an individual basis; treatment benefits should be re-evaluated at regular intervals.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Usual dosage is 10 mg once daily. Depending on individual patient response, the dose may be increased to 20 mg daily. Long-term treatment of patients responding to a 16-week open treatment phase has been studied for at least 24 weeks in patients receiving 10 or 20 mg/day. As OCD is a chronic disease, patients should be treated for a sufficient period to ensure that they are symptom free. This period may be several months or even longer.

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