Escitalopram

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Escitalopram
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Clinical data
PronunciationAbout this soundpronunciation 
Trade namesCipralex, Lexapro, others
AHFS/Drugs.comMonograph
MedlinePlusa603005
License data
Pregnancy
category
  • AU: C
  • US: C (Risk not ruled out)
Routes of
administration
By mouth
Drug classSelective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
ATC code
Legal status
Legal status
  • AU: S4 (Prescription only)
  • CA: ℞-only
  • UK: POM (Prescription only)
  • US: ℞-only
  • In general: ℞ (Prescription only)
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability80%
Protein binding~56%
MetabolismLiver, specifically the enzymes CYP3A4 and CYP2C19
Elimination half-life27–32 hours
Identifiers
CAS Number
PubChem CID
DrugBank
ChemSpider
UNII
ChEBI
ChEMBL
ECHA InfoCard100.244.188 Edit this at Wikidata
Chemical and physical data
FormulaC20H21FN2O
Molar mass324.392 g/mol
(414.43 as oxalate)
3D model (JSmol)
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Escitalopram pills

Escitalopram is an antidepressant medication. It is used as a drug to help treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder and other mental illnesses. It is commonly known and sold as Lexapro or Cipralex.[1]

Side Effects[change | change source]

Escitalopram can cause sleeping problems, dry mouth and diarrhea. It can also cause sexual problems.[2] These sexual problems usually disappear after a person stops using the drug. However, in some cases these problems can last for months or years.

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