What Happens When You Stop Taking Lexapro?
By Julie Marks
Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD
Lexapro is a brand-name medicine used to treat depression and certain types of anxiety. It’s sold under the generic name escitalopram.
This drug can be pricey if you buy brand-name Lexapro. It’s a relatively inexpensive medicine when it’s purchased in its generic form.
Lexapro is covered by many insurance companies and Medicare plans. Sometimes it’s cheaper if you pay cash or use a coupon, so you should check all your options.
Lexapro is only available with a prescription from your doctor. It’s illegal to buy this medicine without one.
The price of Lexapro depends on many factors, including if you buy generic or brand versions, your insurance coverage, the pharmacy you visit, and what coupons you have.
The cost for 30 10 milligram (mg) tablets of brand-name Lexapro runs from about 3 to about 2. A generic version of Lexapro can be purchased for as low as .90 for the same dosage and number of pills.
Lexapro comes in different strengths, including 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg tablets, and an oral solution.
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