Escitalopram is an antidepressant forming part of the class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It inhibits the reuptake of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain. Escitalopram improves the mood and reduces anxiety. It is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders (such as obsessive-compulsive disorders, panic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder).

Escitalopram and the benefit of DNA analysis

The rate at which escitalopram is processed within your body varies from one individual to another. This means that the efficacy and side effects of escitalopram can be predicted to some extent on the basis of your genes. Preventive DNA analysis can therefore be an important tool in optimising your medication.

Also known as

Escitalopram, Escitalopramum, Cipralex, Esertia, Lexapro
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