Before using Lexapro medication
Before using Lexapro medication it is absolutely necessary to consult your doctor. Lexapro is a prescription medication, still it may be easily bought online without prescription. The doctor’s consultation can help to determine the seriousness of your condition, put the right diagnosis and finding the right treatment.
In deciding to prescribe Lexapro, a doctor weighs the benefits of the treatment against the risks involved. Then the decision is made. For the treatment with Lexapro the following factors should be taken into consideration:
1) Allergic reactions to Lexapro components
If you have experienced allergic reactions to this medication or to any other medication, tell your doctor. The use of this medication may be contraindicated for you.
2) Pregnancy and breast-feeding
The use of Lexapro in pregnant women or women who are breast –feeding should be discussed with a doctor. The studies of Lexapro in pregnant women were not sufficient enough to tell that the medication is absolutely safe for an unborn baby. So the use of this medication is not recommended in pregnant women. Lexapro may be harmful for a nursing baby. Breast-feeding women should not use this medication.
3) Age of a patient
The use of Lexapro is not recommended in patients younger than 12 years of age.
For elderly patients the use of Lexapro may be limited due to hepatic problems. For such patients the dose of Lexapro should be carefully adjusted.