Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor
- Cipralex™ "SIP-ra-lex"
What can it be used for?
If you are 18 or over, the doctor can prescribe escitalopram for you as a licensed medicine for depression (low mood) or anxiety.
If you are under 18, there is less research about its use and effectiveness in young people. Even so, specialists might prescribe it ‘off label’ if it is the best medicine for you.
Ways to take and what's in it?
5mg, 10mg and 20mg strengths
20mg per ml – 5 drops are like one 5mg tablet
Escitalopram can be used for a number of conditions,
It can help to adjust the chemicals your brain needs
If you have any thoughts of suicide, or of other ways of hurting yourself, go straight to a hospital with your medicine. This may be a side-effect, and you need urgent help.
Issues like alcohol, driving, concentration, sports, weight, sex life and fertility