escitalopram


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es·ci·tal·o·pram

 (ĕs′ĭ-tăl′ō-prăm′)
n.
A drug of the SSRI class, C22H21FN2O, that is a stereoisomer of citalopram and is given in the form of its oxalate to treat depression and anxiety.

[es-, isomer pref. (pronunciation spelling of the first letter of S-stereoisomer, isomer with counterclockwise rotation, from Latin sinister, left-handed; see sinister) + citalopram.]
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[4-6] Escitalopram, the S-enantiomer of racemic citalopram, is an SSRI that has an additional modulatory effect at an allosteric binding site on the serotonin transporter protein.
The ROP also confiscated 684 tramadol capsules, apart from alparazolam, escitalopram and codein tablets.
The primary aim of this study was to assess the role and effectiveness of Escitalopram and problem solving therapy in the prevention of post stroke depression.
He was the principal investigator in two of the three randomized, placebo-controlled trials that have established the efficacy of SSRIs for later-life generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), including by far the largest study, involving escitalopram (JAMA 2009;301:295-303).
Lenze and his colleagues showed that during a lead-in phase with 12 weeks of open-label escitalopram, patients showed a modest reduction in symptoms on the Penn State Worry Questionnaire, but if they then had CBT added, they showed a substantial further reduction in worry, compared with those who did not receive CBT.
We describe a unique case of acute QT prolongation as a result of an escitalopram overdose in a patient that was eventually found to have a congenital LQTS.
The REMIT (Responses of Mental Stress Induced Myocardial Ischemia to Escitalopram Treatment) study, a randomized, double-blind trial of patients with stable coronary heart disease and mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (MSIMI, decreased blood flow to the heart) was designed to examine the effect of the antidepressant escitalopram (Lexapro) on heart health.
A study by Consumer Reports found that "a little research can save you a lot of cash on prescription drugs." After checking over 200 pharmacies, the magazine found that the cost of a month's supply of Actos (Pioglitazone), Lexapro (Escitalopram), Lipitor (Atorvastatin), Plavix (Clopidogrel), and Singulair (Montelukast) "varied by as much as $749." Lisa Gill, prescription drugs editor for Consumer Reports, said, "One of the big takeaways is that you have to ask for the best price and see if your pharmacist will work with you." Tips for getting the best value include getting generics, asking for a better deal, going to rural pharmacies, seeking discounts for multi-month supplies, and checking for discount generic-drug programs.
People who take the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants citalopram (Celexa) or escitalopram (Lexapro) face an increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat, according to a study published online Jan.
Escitalopram is an SSRI antidepressant (the S-stereoisomer of citalopram) that has been shown to have good treatment effects with relatively few side effects.1351 The chemical structure and treatment mechanisms of generic escitalopram produced by Jiangsu Nhwa Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited are the same as those of the proprietary form of escitalopram (Lexapro) which is imported and supplied by Xi'an Janssen Pharmaceutica.
The results also associated QT prolongation with the newer antidepressant escitalopram (Lexapro); but many other drugs - including fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil) and sertraline (Zoloft) - had no effect on QT interval.
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