Escitalopram oxalate

Escitalopram oxalate—brand name Lexapro—is a prescription drug in a group of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. SSRIs are used to treat depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. Escitalopram oxalate specifically is approved in the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), but healthcare professionals may use it off-label to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Here’s more on what you need to know about escitalopram oxalate, its primary uses, and what side effects to be aware of before taking the drug.