Manufacturer: Lundbeck Canada Inc.
Cipralex contains the active substance escitalopram.
Cipralex belongs to a group of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These drugs act on the serotonergic system in the brain by increasing the level of serotonin. Alterations of the serotonergic system are considered an important factor in the development of depression and related illnesses.
Cipralex is indicated for the treatment of depression (major depressive episodes) and anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder).
It may take a couple of weeks before you start to feel better. Keep taking Cipralex even if it takes a while to notice any improvement. You must see a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse.