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10% of the difference.* Call us at 1-877-385-5040 and a member of our CareTeam will be happy to assist you.
Lexapro is a prescription antidepressant drug used to treat anxiety and major depressive disorder. It belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and works by affecting chemicals in the brain.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Lexapro exactly as prescribed.
Take with or without food at the same time each day.
It may take up to 4 weeks for you to notice symptom improvement.
Don’t stop taking Lexapro without consulting your doctor.
Don’t take Lexapro 14 days before or after using an MAOI drug.
Young people may have suicidal thoughts when they begin taking an antidepressant like Lexapro. Patients should be carefully monitored until they’ve adjusted to the drug.
SSRIs like Lexapro can cause complications during pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Lexapro.
Before taking Lexapro, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Liver or kidney disease
Heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure
Bleeding or clotting disorder
Low sodium levels
Some drugs may interact with Lexapro to cause serotonin syndrome. Inform your doctor if you take any of the following:
Herbal supplements or products
Other drugs for depression or mental illness
Drugs to prevent nausea or vomiting
Common side effects of Lexapro include:
Sweating, shaking, anxiety
Dizziness or drowsiness
Loss or appetite and weight changes
Sexual side effects including erectile dysfunction and decreased libido
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
Serotonin syndrome – hallucinations, confusion, restlessness, muscle stiffness, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, fast heart rate, loss of coordination
Bruising or bleeding, coughing up blood, blood in urine or stool
Is it safe to stop taking Lexapro?
Like other antidepressant drugs, quitting Lexapro abruptly can result in withdrawal symptoms. Talk to your doctor about tapering off of Lexapro, and never stop taking it without your doctor’s guidance.
How can I manage sexual side effects while taking Lexapro?
If you experience erectile dysfunction while on Lexapro, talk to your doctor about prescription ED medication. Don’t take these drugs without your doctor’s guidance, as they may interact with other drugs or treatments you’re on. Some patients find that taking Lexapro at a certain time of day can help manage sexual side effects. Your doctor might also try reducing your dose to minimize side effects.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that not all medications, including any referenced on this page, are dispensed from our affiliated Canadian pharmacy. The medications in your order may be filled and shipped from an approved International fulfillment center located in a country other than Canada. In addition to dispensing medications from our Canadian pharmacy, medication orders are also filled and shipped from international fulfillment centers that are approved by the regulatory bodies from their respective countries. Medication orders are filled and shipped from approved fulfillment centers around the world including, but not limited to, Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Turkey, Mauritius, India, Australia, and the United States. The items in your order may be filled and shipped from any one of the above jurisdictions. The products are sourced from various countries including, but not limited to, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Turkey, India, Australia, and the United States. All of our affiliated fulfillment centers have been approved by the regulatory bodies from their respective countries.
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What's the difference between generic drugs and brand name drugs?
What's the difference between the branded products you sell and the ones I get locally?
The branded drugs we sell are chemically and therapeutically no different from the ones you get in your local pharmacy. They both generally come from the same exact manufacturer. Generally, the main difference* is in the packaging and the price. Our packaging may be different from what you get locally, but we're also much cheaper.
* Other differences may include differences in trade name, form, and general appearance.
Why are there packaging differences?
Due to differences in government regulation, different countries have different packaging requirements. For example, a product in Canada (or any other country) will have different packaging than the same product in the US even though both drugs are chemically and therapeutically equivalent and are generally manufactured by the same exact company.
Why are your drugs so much cheaper?
Due to government price controls, medications from Canada and many other countries are often significantly cheaper than in the United States. Also, other countries may have more affordable generic versions of drugs, which may not yet be available in the US.