Depression and generalized anxiety disorder, which is often associated with it, affect million people in the world. They are believed to be caused by imbalance of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, mostly by serotonin. Lexapro is an effective prescription antidepressant that belongs to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and works by increasing serotonin supply to the brain with minimum effect on the other chemicals. Its helps to improve mood and to relieve other symptoms associated with depression (anxiety, fear, lost appetite, etc.).
Lexapro combines great power with well tolerability. Most side effects are minor and decrease over time. Lexapro can be taken with most other medicines (exception is MAOIs), yet you should tell your doctor about prescription and over-the-counter medications you may be taken. With Lexapro, it usually takes 4 to 6 weeks to obtain full effect, though you may start feeling better in 1 to 2 weeks. You should abstain from alcohol during treatment.