Escitalopram (Apo) contains the active ingredient escitalopram. It is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
Escitalopram (Apo) is an antidepressant. It is used to treat depression, social anxiety disorder, general anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs.
You should not take Escitalopram (Apo) if you take phenelzine, moclobemide or tranylcypromine, which are from a group of medicines called MAO inhibitors.
Escitalopram (Apo) comes as a tablet. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.
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Information for medicine and pack size: Escitalopram (Apo) 15 mg film-coated tablet, 30
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What this medicine is for
Treatment of major depression.
Treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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