Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is prescribed for the treatment of depression and anxiety. This antidepressant drug works by restoring the balance of a natural substance in the brain. It may take one to four weeks or longer before patients feel the full benefit of Lexapro. Patients should continue to take Lexapro even if they feel well.
Do not stop taking Lexapro without talking to your doctor. A generic version is currently available in the U.S. and at accredited international online pharmacies. You can save money on brand-name Lexapro using online pharmacies. Patients can also find discounts on Lexapro 5 mg at local U.S. pharmacies by using the drug discount coupon search at the bottom of this page. The generic, escitalopram oxalate, is often cheaper at local U.S. pharmacies than in Canada. Lexapro sold in the U.S. is manufactured in New Jersey and Missouri.
Read our Ask PharmacyChecker answer: Why is Lexapro cheaper in Canada with respect to my health insurance?
The total price includes shipping fees which typically cover an entire order, making it more economical to purchase multiple medications in the same order.
U.S. government officials have stated that individuals who order non-controlled prescription drugs from Canada or other foreign sources (up to a three-month supply) for their own use are not being pursued or prosecuted - although it is technically not legal for individuals to import most prescription drugs. The U.S FDA regulates the safety and efficacy of medications sold in U.S. pharmacies. Medications dispensed from outside the U.S. are regulated for safety and efficacy by pharmaceutical/pharmacy regulatory authorities in other countries. Read how regulations may differ by country.