Escitalopram - Definition

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Definition


Escitalopram is an antidepressant used to counter major depression and generalized anxiety. It is particularly effective in calming panic disorders, social phobias, and obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD). Although not its intended function, escitalopram also reduces hot flashes associated with menopause. In three out of four patients, escitalopram triggers at least one of its principal adverse side effects, including: nausea, headaches, drowsiness, and/or diarrhea. (Seroplex ®)

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