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¹Having a visit does not guarantee a medication will be ordered or refilled. It is clinicians’ professional decision. It is prohibited by law to prescribe or refill controlled substances via virtual visits. ²Your provider may recommend follow-up care, including additional services that may not be included in visit price.

How much does a visit to get a Lexapro prescription cost?

DrHouse
Membership
Get $30 off every visit, free meds, and unlimited care support - for you and your family.
$49/visit
Only $99/year. Cancel anytime.
Free meds and delivery
We cover 300+ meds with free delivery. Check our covered meds and FAQ
Includes your family
Get discounted visits and free meds & delivery for all your family members.
On-demand care support  
Chat with our care support whenever necessary. They are here for you 24/7.
24/7 virtual visits
See a board-certified clinician within 15 minutes. No insurance needed.
Get doctor’s notes
Get a doctor’s excuse and/or clearance for your school or work if needed.
100% treatment guarantee
You can get a refund after your first visit if we are unable to provide care.
Urgent Care
Visit
One-time urgent care visit for diagnosis, treatment, Rx, and doctor’s notes.
$79/visit
24/7 virtual visits
See a board-certified clinician within 15 minutes. No insurance needed.
Get doctor’s notes
Get a doctor’s excuse and/or clearance for your school or work if needed.
100% treatment guarantee
You can request a refund after your visit if we are unable to provide care.
On-demand care support  
Chat with our care support whenever necessary. They are here for you 24/7. For 7 days
¹Having a visit does not guarantee a medication will be ordered or refilled. It is clinicians’ professional decision. It is prohibited by law to prescribe or refill controlled substances via virtual visits. ²Your provider may recommend follow-up care, including additional services that may not be included in visit price.

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Lexapro (Escitalopram)

Lexapro (also known as Escitalopram) is an antidepressant medication that has been approved for the treatment of certain types of depression and anxiety disorders.

It is from a group of drugs known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and the medication works by balancing the levels of serotonin in the brain and nerves. Increased levels of serotonin can decrease the symptoms of depression and anxiety, hence its use by patients experiencing these conditions.

The drug is available as an oral tablet or oral liquid solution and is approved for use in adults and children who are 12 years and older.

Lexapro can be made available via an online prescription so you should speak to one of our healthcare providers if you think this drug might be right for you.

The drug can take around 4 to 6 weeks before the full effects are experienced although you may experience positive effects earlier.  Such effects can include improved energy levels, decreased nervousness, and positive mental well-being.

What is Lexapro Prescribed For?

Lexapro is prescribed to patients who are experiencing depression and/or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Healthcare professionals may prescribe Lexapro for other conditions if they feel it might be helpful. Such conditions can include:

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and migraines.

Lexapro is often prescribed as a short-term treatment as it can help people who are experiencing worry or depression for specific reasons, such as grief after losing a loved one. But for those who experience anxiety or depression for longer periods, perhaps because they have specific disorders, Lexapro can be prescribed for a longer term, perhaps even indefinitely.

How Does Lexapro Work?

After taking Lexapro, your body will metabolize it and change your brain function in a matter of hours. You might even start to experience the physiological effects of the drug immediately.

Like other SSRIs, Lexapro works by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain. It does this by blocking the reabsorption of serotonins into neurons and this permits more serotonin to be available in the nerve cells that are located in the mood center of the brain. Thanks to this improved connection between brain cells, the user will experience a greater feeling of overall wellness.

What Are The Side Effects of Lexapro?

Common side effects of Lexapro include:

Headaches; nausea, increased sweating, feelings of nervousness, restlessness, dry mouth, diarrhea, fatigue, and insomnia.

These are only short-term effects so they should become less apparent after the first week or two of taking the medication. If these effects persist, you should speak to your doctor.

More serious side effects can include:

Sexual dysfunction; fainting; an irregular heartbeat; changes in vision; and a condition known as serotonin toxicity.

This is not a complete list but if you are worried about the side effects of Lexapro, you should speak to your healthcare provider before you take the medication. You should also speak to them if you become unwell after taking the drugs, be that in the ways we have mentioned or because of another side effect.

 

For more detailed information about Lexapro (Escitalopram), you can refer to the following sources:

 

The content on this page has been medically reviewed for accuracy and comprehensiveness by Amy Dougherty, FNP-BC, AGAC 

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Frequently asked questions

  • Lexapro is only available by prescription so you cannot buy it over the counter.

  • Yes. A Lexapro online prescription can be made available from healthcare providers such as ourselves.

  • You should take Lexapro exactly as your doctor tells you and you should follow all of the directions on the attached label.

    Lexapro should be taken at the same time each day. If you have trouble sleeping at night, you should take Lexapro in the morning. It can be taken with or without food. 

    If you are taking the liquid form of this medication, you should carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device or spoon (not a common household spoon as you may not get the right dose).

  • As Lexapro can affect your mental alertness, you should avoid activities such as driving or operating dangerous machinery if you start to feel drowsy or fatigued.

    As alcohol can affect your ability to concentrate, you should avoid drinking alcoholic beverages.

    You should also refrain from any other types of substance, such as an illegal drug, that can affect your mental alertness.

    As Lexapro may interact with other medications that you are taking, you should let your healthcare provider know of these before you get Lexapro online.

  • The dosage for Lexapro will differ among patients.

    The usual dosage is 10mg but your healthcare provider might start you on a lower dose. If necessary, you may be prescribed a larger dose at a maximum of 20 mg.

    Once you start to feel better, you should continue to take Lexapro at the recommended dose as symptoms of your condition could return. Your doctor will tell you when it is safe to stop taking the medication. They will usually recommend you reduce your dose over a number of weeks before ending your prescription.

  • To get an online prescription for lexapro you will have to set up an account with us, download the DrHouse app and make an on-demand visit with one of our board-certified clinicians.

  • Our clinicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription for any previously prescribed medications, that are not classified as controlled substances. They use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions.  For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year.