I would caution against lexapro. too many side effects. and the makers were just found guilty of trying to sell to 12 year old children
Lexapro is prescribed to treat major depression. In March, the Food and Drug Administration asked the makers of SSRIs to include warnings that children and adults might become more depressed or suicidal while taking these drugs, and that close supervision, particularly at the start of treatment, is required.
Forest Pharmaceutical, the manufacturer of Lexapro, continues to downplay the drug's dangers.
Lexapro side effects include: Insomnia, Diarrhea, Dry Mouth, Somnolence (sleepiness or drowsiness), Dizziness, Increased Sweating, Constipation, Fatigue, Indigestion, Ejaculation Disorder (male), Decreased Libido (decreased sex drive)
(both male and female), Impotence (male), Influenza-Like Symptoms (flu-like symptoms), Appetite Decreased, Rhinitis (runny nose), Sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses), Possible Impairment of Fertility (inability to get pregnant), Danger of Birth Defects (Pregnant Females), Passing of Drug to Nursing Babies, Danger to Patients With History of Mania, Danger to Patients with History of Seizures, Danger to Patients with Suicidal Tendencies (note: Drugs such as Lexapro have been present in numerous suicide cases, although drug companies have denied the drugs as causes). Additional side effects include: Interference with operation of machinery including automobiles, Impairment of Judgment, Priapism (males) (Persistent, usually painful erection of the penis, especially as a consequence of disease and not related to sexual arousal).