A medication for major depression and generalized anxiety. Derivative of prozac, but with a lot less of the adverse side-effects.
by prolexa March 22, 2004
Lexapro (Escitalopram) is an antidepressant drug from a class of drugs known as the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor used to treat Major Depressive Disorder and General Anxiety Disorder. Lexapro was derived from the SSRI Celexa (Citalopram) in 1997 by Forest and Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals because the patent on Celexa was expiring. Neither drugs are derivitives of Prozac (Fluoxetine), though the drugs belong to the same class.
by Todd Milo June 02, 2009
An SSRI that like many others, carry great risk of sexual side effects, fatigue and weight gain. Has fewer side effects than Prozac generally, but Prozac makes you lose weight in the beginning.
by margaretsanger December 23, 2005
by Alex January 06, 2005