Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant belonging to the drug class SSRIs or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Lexapro is clinically tested and approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of mental conditions such as major depressive disorder (MDD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in patients not younger than 12 years of age.
The main component of Lexapro is Escitalopram, known for its high selectivity for serotonin reuptake inhibition. It affects certain chemicals in the brain (particularly serotonin) that are unbalanced and cause mental conditions.
Lexapro is available in the dosage forms of tablets and oral solution (liquid).