Escitalopram belongs to a class of medications known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). It is used to treat symptoms of depression (low mood) such as:
It may also be used to treat symptoms of anxiety such as:
This medication may be used for obsessive- compulsive disorders, eating disorders and other conditions. Check with your healthcare professional if you are unsure why you are given this medication.