Lexapro drug use


Lexapro patient information

7/17/2015
12:17 | Author: Brooke Mason
Lexapro drug use
Lexapro patient information

The results of a study that looked at the use of antidepressant medicines during Never take Lexapro if you are taking another drug used to treat depression.

· Infant persistent pulmonary hypertension: See FDA Alert above.

§ Seizures: You may experience a seizure (convulsion), even if you are not taking Lexapro close in time with an MAOI.

· Pregnancy: l your healthcare professional if you are or may be pregnant (see FDA Alert above). In addition to the issue described in the alert, babies delivered to mothers taking Lexapro late in pregnancy have developed problems, such as difficulty breathing and feeding.

The results of a study that looked at the use of antidepressant medicines during pregnancy in mothers of babies born with a serious condition called persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) were recently published in a medical journal.

•fast heart beat •vomiting •increased body temperature.

Escitalopram (marketed as Lexapro).

FDA ALERT – Infant Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension.

This information reflects FDA’s current analysis of data available to FDA concerning this drug.

Lexapro

9/19/2015
02:03 | Author: Brooke Mason
Lexapro drug use
Lexapro

Lexapro is a prescription medication used to treat depression and anxiety. Lexapro belongs to a group of drugs called selective serotonin.

l your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Lexapro and other medicines may affect each other. Always check with your doctor before starting or stopping any medicine. Especially l your doctor if you take:

l your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Some Lexapro may pass into your breast milk. It is not known if Lexapro will harm your nursing baby.

l your healthcare provider about all the medicines that you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Lexapro

11/21/2015
04:23 | Author: Matthew Bargeman
Lexapro drug use
Lexapro

Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant drug that's used to treat depression and general anxiety disorder (GAD). The medication is in a class of drugs.

The FDA then issued another alert announcing the results of a study looking at the use of antidepressant medicines during pregnancy by mothers of babies born with a serious condition called persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). Babies born with PPHN don’t get enough oxygen to their bodies and have abnormal blood flow through the heart and lungs. Babies born with PPHN can be very sick and may die. Results from the study also showed that babies born to mothers who took SSRIs 20 weeks or later into their pregnancies had a higher chance (were 6 times as likely) to have PPHN, when compared to babies born to mothers who did not take antidepressants during pregnancy.

Lexapro FDA Alert - Antidepressants and Pregnant Women.

Lexapro and the Increased Risk of Suicidality.

In October 2004, the FDA issued a public health advisory directing all antidepressant drug manufacturers to revise their product labeling to include boxed warning and expanded warning statements that alert healthcare providers to an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children and adolescents being treated with these medications.

Lexapro

10/20/2015
03:13 | Author: Rachel Macduff
Lexapro drug use
Lexapro

Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant drug that's used to treat depression and general anxiety disorder (GAD). The medication is in a class of drugs.

When Lexxapro should not be taken.

Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant drug that’s used to treat depression and general anxiety disorder (GAD). The medication is in a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These medications work by affecting the brain’s ability to receive serotonin, a neurotransmitter. Lexapro was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 and is made by Forest Laboratories, Inc. Lexapro Health Risks.

The FDA then issued another alert announcing the results of a study looking at the use of antidepressant medicines during pregnancy by mothers of babies born with a serious condition called persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).

More Uses for the Drug Lexapro

12/22/2015
05:33 | Author: Noah Brickman
Lexapro drug use
More Uses for the Drug Lexapro

Lexapro, the brand name of the medication escitalopram oxalate, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat generalized anxiety.

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Lexapro may also be used to treat the symptoms of alcoholism, autism, dementia, diabetic neuropathy, eating disorders, fibromyalgia, hot flashes, obesity and Tourette’s syndrome, according to eMedTV.com.