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Lexapro Dangerous Drug Attorneys

Lexapro Dangerous Drug Attorneys

Lexapro (escitalopram) is an oral medication prescribed to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Made by Forest Laboratories, LLC (Forest, a subsidiary of Allergen), Lexapro was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in August 2002.1

Since then, it has been linked to some serious side effects, including suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

The dangerous drug lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm are ready to help you seek compensation and justice if you or a loved one has suffered serious Lexapro complications. Dedicated to providing superior advocacy and personal service, our attorneys can help you determine if you have a Lexapro claim.

Lexapro is an SSRI linked to suicidal thoughts, birth defects, and more. Lexapro patients who develop serious complications can take action to hold Forest Laboratories accountable.

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Background on Lexapro: Uses & How It Works

Classified as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drug, Lexapro is FDA approved for the treatment of MDD and GAD in adults and children over the age of 12.

Lexapro works by increasing serotonin levels in the brain to restore the brain’s overall chemical balance. Produced by nerve cells, serotonin is a chemical that is believed to regulate mood, happiness and anxiety, as well as play an important role in other bodily processes, like digestion and sleeping.

Generally, Lexapro takes several weeks to be being working. When it does take effect, it typically relieves physical symptoms and sleeping problems first.

Common side effects that are associated with Lexapro use and that tend to dissipate as the body adapts to the medication can include (and may not be limited to):

  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Insomnia
  • Sexual side effects, such as decreased libido and impotence.

Lexapro may be prescribed to pregnant women when “the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus,” according to the FDA. Lexapro is not, however, indicated for use by those taking certain medications, such as:

  • Asprin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)
  • Axert, Frova and other triptan-based migraine medications
  • Warfarin, a blood-thinning medication.
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