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Is Lexapro a CNS depressant?

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Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 in General Health
Question: Is Lexapro a CNS depressant?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ahmad 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No it is anti depressant

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I am Dr.Muhammad Ahmad. I have read your question completely, i understand your concern and will try to help you in best way possible.

Lexapro contains Escitalopram which is CNS ...ANTI-Depressanr drug not depressant it is prescribed to treat low mood and depression symptoms it causes high mood and relieves depression.

So anwer to your question in short is: NO it is NOT a depressant it is anyi..depressant.




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