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Escitalopram

Escitalopram (trade names Lexapro, Cipralex, Seroplex, Lexamil, Lexam)

(Trade Name:  Cipralex)
This was licensed as a new drug in 2002, although it is the active ingredient of Citalopram and so is almost identical.

Form: tablets or oral drops.
Children: Not recommended.
Adult dose: 10mg daily as a single dose in the morning or evening, increased if necessary. Maximum dose should be 20mg daily.
Older people: Doses should be halved.
Half-life: 27-32 hours
Drug interactions: May have fewer interactions with other drugs than other SSRIs.

Since the publication of the NICE guideline, Escitalopram has been licensed for the treatment of OCD.

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