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Escitalopram (Lexapro) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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Escitalopram (Lexapro) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

What is the Generic Name for Lexapro?

escitalopram

What is the Trade Name for escitalopram?

Lexapro

What are the Indications of Escitalopram (Lexapro) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, PCD, PTSD, social phobia

What are the Actions of Escitalopram (Lexapro) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Increases the extracellular levels of serotonin in the synaptic cleft by selectively inhibiting its reuptake

What is the Therapeutic Class of Escitalopram (Lexapro) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Antidepressant

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Escitalopram (Lexapro) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

SSRI

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Date Published - Aug 10, 2018
Date Modified - Apr 8, 2019

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