Lexapro (Escitalopram Oxalate)

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Medically reviewed by Dr. Samuel Maaiah, PharmD

Last updated: April 10, 2024

Dr. Maaiah is a PharmD graduate who has practiced both in pharmaceutical consulting and retail pharmacy. His interests include consulting and the development and approval of new therapeutics. He currently works as a Medical Information Consultant (MIC) and as a retail pharmacist. As a MIC he helps pharmaceutical companies with projects and by consulting as a medical information expert.

When Dr. Maaiah is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, doing outdoor activities, working out, and reading.

Order Online

How to buy Lexapro (Escitalopram) online?

Lexapro (Escitalopram) can be ordered online through CanadianPharmacyOnline.com or by calling 1-800-828-4489 and speaking to customer support. The chat feature can also be used for support. For more information please visit the “How to Order” page.

Is a prescription required?

Yes, a valid prescription from your doctor is required. Lexapro (Escitalopram) is a prescription medication and can only be sold with a prescription. To process your order, you will need to submit a prescription. The prescription can be emailed ([email protected]), faxed (1-800-416-8019), or uploaded. Alternatively, we can reach out to your doctor to attain a valid prescription if you would like.

What is the maximum amount that can be ordered?

A 3-month supply (90-days) is the maximum amount that can be ordered at one time. Refills are kept on file for future orders. The amount that can be ordered will be based on the directions and quantity indicated on the prescription from your doctor.

Is it safe to order Lexapro (Escitalopram) from Canadian Pharmacy Online?

Absolutely. All our partner pharmacies are fully licensed and certified in their respective countries. We ensure that your shopping experience is safe and secure with our Norton Shopping Guarantee. We operate just like your local pharmacy would, with our main priority being to provide you access to safe and affordable prescription medication.

Lexapro Cost

How much does Lexapro (Escitalopram) cost?

Lexapro 10mg (Brand)

  • Average US retail price (90 Tablets) – $1333.77
  • Our price (84 Tablets) – $135.00

Escitalopram 10mg (Generic)

  • Average US retail price (90 Tablets)- $177.03
  • Our price (84 Tablets) – $51.00

At CanadianPharmacyOnline.com, we make sure to keep drug prices low.

You can view the Lexapro (Escitalopram) cost savings  with the price comparison of both brand and generic Lexapro between the average U.S. retail price and Canadian Pharmacy Online price.

What is the lowest price of Lexapro (Escitalopram) per unit?

Lowest Price Per Unit: $0.56/unit for generic Lexapro (Escitalopram) 10mg tablets 

Is this price for Lexapro (Escitalopram) without insurance?

The prices are not including insurance. Unfortunately, we cannot accept insurance. However, we will give you an official receipt which you can use to apply for reimbursement with your insurer. We are unable to adjudicate with US insurance providers.

Why is Lexapro (Escitalopram) cheaper from Canada than from the United States?

Drug prices in Canada and some other countries are negotiated and regulated. The US is a free market economy which is why the price may differ since pharmaceutical suppliers charge what they deem appropriate for the product. As a result, we can offer lower prices to our patients as we utilize medications from these countries.

Lexapro Coupon

Is there a coupon for Lexapro (Escitalopram) available?

Sorry, we do not have an Lexapro (Escitalopram) coupon available at this time.

Lexapro Generic

Is there a lower cost generic Lexapro (Escitalopram) available?

Lexapro (Escitalopram) is available as a generic alternative.

How much cheaper is generic Lexapro (Escitalopram)?

Generic Lexapro (escitalopram) is $84 cheaper than brand Lexapro at a quantity of 84 tablets. Generic drugs are often 40-60% cheaper than the brand version. 

What is the difference between brand and generic Lexapro (escitalopram)?

There is no difference between generic and brand Lexapro. Generic formulations of medications contain the same active ingredients and meet the same quality, strength, and purity standards as the brand formulation. 


Is shipping available to the United States?

Yes. An email notification will be sent to you once the item has been shipped. We ship nationwide across the United States.

How much does shipping cost?

Standard shipping is free.

Is express shipping available?

If a product of Canada is available then express shipping can be selected with an estimated delivery time of 3-5 business days. You have the option at the checkout page to select the express shipping option ($25) if available for that medication source.

Refill Rx

How to refill a prescription?

Refilling your prescription is made easy with Canadian Pharmacy Online. You can sign into your online account and view your previous orders and see which prescriptions we have on file. Placing a refill order online is made simple by accessing the reorder section in your account.
You can also call us at 1-800-828-4889 and speak to customer support to place a refill. Our live chat is also a great place to connect with us to place a refill order while you are on the go.

Are prescriptions automatically refilled?

We do not automatically refill prescriptions as there can be cases where you are no longer taking the medication, your doctor has changed your dose, etc. However, we provide a friendly refill reminder service. We will kindly notify you by phone or email as to the best time to place a refill order based on your prescription history.

Drug Information

About Lexapro (Escitalopram)

What is Lexapro (Escitalopram)?

Lexapro (Escitalopram) is a prescription medication that is classified as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). 


What is Lexapro used for? 

It is indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

How does it work?

It inhibits serotonin reuptake which enhances serotonergic activity in the central nervous system. 


How do I take Lexapro (Escitalopram)?

Take Lexapro (Escitalopram) by mouth once daily (in the AM or PM) with or without food as directed by your doctor. 

What dosages are available?

Lexapro (Escitalopram) is available as a brand and generic tablets (5mg, 10mg, 20mg) and a generic oral solution (5 mg/5mL; 10 mL, 240 mL). 

What is the recommended dosage?

It is typically prescribed 10 mg once daily but take as directed by your doctor.

What is the maximum dosage?

The maximum recommended dosage is 60mg/day.

What if I miss a dose?

Take the medication as soon as possible if you have missed a dose. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return back to your regular schedule. Never double the doses.

Warnings & Precautions

What should you know before you take Lexapro (Escitalopram)?

Caution in patients with unstable heart disease or a recent history of MI as they were excluded from clinical trials.

Caution in those with hepatic dysfunction. Dose adjustment may be needed. Caution in those with renal dysfunction. Dose adjustment may be needed. 

  • Mild to moderate impairment (CrCl > 20 mL/min)t: No dose adjustment.
  • Severe impairment (CrCl < 20 mL/min):
    • Initial: 5 mg once daily; gradual titration based on tolerability and response, monitoring for adverse side effects. 

Caution in those with previous seizure disorder or a condition that predisposes them to seizures. 

Those who are poor CYP2C19 metabolizers may have increased exposure to Lexapro (Escitalopram).

Some dosage forms of Lexapro (Escitalopram) may contain propylene glycol. Large amounts can be toxic and have been associated with seizures, respiratory depression, lactic acidosis, and hyperosmolality. 

U.S. Boxed Warning: Suicidal thoughts and behavior. Antidepressants increase the risk of suicidal thoughts/behavior in young adults and pediatric patients in short-term studies.

Side Effects

What are the side effects of Lexapro (Escitalopram)?

Some common side effects include:

  • Diarrhea, nausea
  • Ejaculatory disorder
  • Drowsiness, headache, insomnia

Speak to your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Lexapro (Escitalopram).


Does this medication interact with other drugs, foods, or alcohol?

Avoid use with bromopride, citalopram, dapoxetine, fexinidazole, linezolid, methylene blue, monoamine oxidase, pimozide, rasagiline, selegiline, and urokinase (Risk Category X).

This is not a full list of potential drug-drug-interactions. Speak to your doctor if you have any concerns about drug-drug-interactions. 


How should this medication be stored?

Your Lexapro (Escitalopram) should be stored at 25°C (77°F). Excursions are allowed to be stored between 15 – 30°C (59-86°F). 

Pharmacist Tips

  • It may take a few weeks for you to start feeling the effects of your medication.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you experience new or sudden changes in mood, behavior, feelings, or thoughts. 
  • Do not stop taking your Lexapro (Escitalopram) even if you start to feel better. 
  • It is important that you continue to take your medication daily even if you feel like it is not working at first. 

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.


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Escitalopram FAQ

Is Lexapro (Escitalopram) an SSRI?


Does Lexapro (Escitalopram) cause diarrhea?

Lexapro (Escitalopram) can cause diarrhea and is listed as a side effect. 

Does Lexapro (Escitalopram) make you tired?

Lexapro (Escitalopram) can cause fatigue and insomnia. Fatigue or sleep loss due to insomnia can make you tired.

Does Lexapro (Escitalopram) expire?

Yes. All medications have an expiration date.

Does Lexapro (Escitalopram) cause weight gain?

Weight gain is listed as a side effect (< 1%).

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.