Generic Name: Lincocin
What is Lincocin?
Let your doctor know right away if you experience any of these thoughts. Lexapro escitalopram is not approved for use in children younger than age 12. This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor. Skip to side effects section. Our bottom lineLexapro escitalopram is good for treating depression and anxiety. It is less likely to cause side effects than and has fewer drug interactions. However, it might not be a good choice if you have liver or heart problems.
These risk differences drug-placebo difference in the number of cases of suicidality per 1000 patients treated are provided in Table 1. There were suicides in the adult trials, but the number was not sufficient to reach any conclusion about drug effect on suicide. It is unknown whether the suicidality risk extends to longer-term use, i. However, there is substantial evidence from placebo-controlled maintenance trials in adults with depression that the use of antidepressants can delay the recurrence of depression.
All patients being treated with antidepressants for any indication should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, and unusual changes in behavior, especially during the initial few months of a course of drug therapy, or at times of dose changes, either increases or decreases.
The following symptoms, anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, akathisia psychomotor restlessnesshypomania, and mania, have been reported in adult and pediatric patients being treated with antidepressants for major depressive disorder as well as for other indications, both psychiatric and nonpsychiatric. Consideration should be given to changing the therapeutic regimen, including possibly discontinuing the medication, in patients whose depression is persistently worse, or who are experiencing emergent suicidality or symptoms that might be precursors to worsening depression or suicidality, especially if these symptoms are severe, abrupt in onset, or were not part of the patient's presenting symptoms.
Families and caregivers of patients being treated with antidepressants for major depressive disorder or other indications, both psychiatric and nonpsychiatric, should be alerted about the need to monitor patients for the emergence of agitation, irritability, unusual changes in behavior, and the other symptoms described above, as well as the emergence of suicidality, and to report such symptoms immediately to health care providers. Prescriptions for Lexapro should be written for the smallest quantity of tablets consistent with good patient management, in order to reduce the risk of overdose.
A major depressive episode may be the initial presentation of bipolar disorder. Whether any of the symptoms described above represent such a conversion is unknown. It should be noted that Lexapro is not approved for use in treating bipolar depression.
The development of a potentially life-threatening serotonin syndrome has been reported with SNRIs and SSRIs, including Lexapro, alone but particularly with concomitant use of other serotonergic drugs including triptans, tricyclic antidepressants, fentanyl, lithium, tramadol, tryptophan, buspirone, amphetamines, and St.
How should I take Lincocin?
In depression, too much serotonin is reabsorbed by the first nerve cell. This decreases the amount of serotonin available for the next nerve cell. Lexapro Escitalopram blocks the reabsorption of serotonin by the first nerve cell. This increases the amount of serotonin available for the next nerve cell. By correcting the imbalance of the supply of serotonin, LEXAPRO Escitalopram improves symptoms of depression.
What should I avoid while taking Lincocin?
Use a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup to measure each dose. The average household teaspoon may not hold the right amount of liquid. The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label.
The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine.
Lincocin side effects
Psychomotor Effects Negative psychomotor effects may also arise during the withdrawal period after stopping Lexapro. Sign In Drugs Diseases Interaction Check Pill ID Calculators Tables Guidelines Please enable cookies to gain full access to the webpage.
Epocrates Plus Our complete mobile clinical practice suite Epocrates Rx FREE mobile drug and formulary reference for iPhone and Android Epocrates Online FREE, continually updated drug info on the web. Increased risk of serotonin syndrome with other serotonergic drugs eg, triptans, tricyclic antidepressants, fentanyl, lithium, tramadol, tryptophan, buspirone, amphetamines, St. John's Wort or with drugs that impair serotonin metabolism eg, MAOIs, linezolid, IV methylene blue.
Increased risk of bleeding with concomitant NSAIDs, aspirin, warfarin, and others that affect coagulation.
Common Lincocin ide effects may include:
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with Lexapro, especially:This list is not complete.
Patients and caregivers of patients should be alerted about the need to monitor for any clinical worsening, suicidal behaviour or thoughts and unusual changes in behaviour and to seek medical advice immediately if these symptoms present.
If a patient has been taking escitalopram for six weeks or longer, it should be tapered over at least two weeks.
Your doctor may also be able to provide drug samples if available.
The approval of Lexapro by the FDA for the treatment of adolescent depression was based on two placebo-controlled studies. One was conducted in adolescent patients taking Lexapro and the other in children and adolescents taking citalopram. Lexapro showed statistically significant greater mean improvement from baseline, compared to placebo, on the children's depression rating scale-revised CDRS-R in an eight-week flexible-dose, placebo-controlled study that compared Lexapro 10mg-20mg a day to placebo in 12 to 17-year-old patients reported in 2008.
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Product description What it looks like LEXAPRO comes in two types of tablets:LEXAPRO 10 mg film-coated tablets - oval, white, scored and marked with "E" and "L" on each side of the score on one side of the tablet.