What should I know about Lexapro before taking it?

The antidepressant medication Lexapro is approved for use in treating Major Depressive Disorder in adolescents and adults and for treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder in adults. The safety and effectiveness of this medication for use in children under age 12 has not been proven. Tell your doctor about any allergic reactions to this or other medications, foods, chemicals, animals, or environmental factors. Medications may work differently in different individuals and any risks should be weighed against the benefits. Never stop taking your medication without the approval of your doctor.  


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