Common brand names: Lexapro, Lexaprin, Cipralex, Sipralexa, Seroplex

Lexapro is approved by the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to treat the following disorders:
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

In addition it is commonly used 'off-label' (which means that it is not formally approved by the US FDA but has shown good anecdotal efficacy in treating the disorder) for the following disorders;
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • panic disorder
  • social anxiety disorder
  • posttraumatic stress disorder