Cipralex, Esipram, Esitalo, Lexam, Lexapro, Loxalate and others
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Escitalopram is a (SSRI) that is usually used in the treatment of depression. It is usually preferred over other SSRIs due to its relative selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor lack of drug interactions (it is the only one, aside from citalopram, to not interact with the metabolism of drugs in the liver), superior efficacy and relative lack of side effects. It is one of only two SSRIs that are known to cause QT interval prolongation.
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Cipriani, A; Furukawa, TA; Salanti, G; Geddes, JR; Higgins, JP; Churchill, R; Watanabe, N; Nakagawa, A; Omori, IM; McGuire, H; Tansella, M; Barbui, C (February 2009). "Comparative efficacy and acceptability of 12 new-generation antidepressants: a multiple-treatments meta-analysis." (PDF). Lancet 373 (9665): 746–58. PMID 19185342. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60046-5.
Antidepressants ( ATC: N06A) First-generation
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