PTSD
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comes from Google. Call  your doctor or your pharmacist for info re medication.
Generic name

Escitalopram
Brand name

Lexapro
Type

SSRI
Target symptoms

Anxiety, major depression
Contraindications
Possible side effects (call doctor)

appetite; nausea; trouble sleeping; unusual fatigue; upset stomach; vomiting, allergic reactions (rash;
hives; difficulty breathing; Back pain; constipation; decreased sex drive; diarrhea; delay in ejaculation;
tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); agitation; anxiety; black or tarry
stools; changes in amount of urine; chest pain; hostility; impulsiveness; irritability; mania; muscle
cramps; painful or prolonged erection; panic attacks; restlessness; seizures; sleeplessness; stomach
bleeding or bruising; unusual or severe mental/mood changes; unusually fast or slow heartbeat; vision
changes; vomit that looks like coffee grounds; worsening of depression.
Medication sometimes prescribed in the treatment of PTSD - Escitalopram