Escitalopram belongs to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) group of drugs. It is an antidepressant medicine and is used to treat the symptoms caused due to depression and anxiety disorders. It works by restoring the balance of serotonin, which is a natural substance found in the brain.

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How long should I wait to check the effect of raised dose of Lexapro?

Query: Hello doctor,Third time on Lexapro started again two months back. Taking 10 mg, after about 20 days, I felt good again. Then it stopped working after about two weeks. My GP raised the dose to 20 mg. Today is a full week without much improvement. How long should I wait to see if 20 mg will kick in fo...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, try to stay calm because it is your third episode and medications take time to act. If you have come out of your illness twice before then this time too you will come out of your illness. Do not lose patience. As you have mentioned you are taking third tim...  Read Full »

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