Escitalopram Medication Overview

Escitalopram is a prescription medication used to treat depression and anxiety. Escitalopram belongs to a group of drugs called SSRIs. It works by increasing the amount of serotonin a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.
This medication comes in tablet and oral liquid forms and is taken once a day, with or without food. Common side effects of escitalopram include insomnia nausea, and tiredness. Use this medication only as prescribed. To keep up to date with medication information, sign up for RxWiki Notify.