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Lexapro – Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in Adolescents

Drug (Brand / Generic)

Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)

Chemical Name


Molecular Formula

C<span class="sub">20</span>H<span class="sub">21</span>FN<span class="sub">2</span>O, C<span class="sub">2</span>H<span class="sub">2</span>O<span class="sub">4</span> (as oxalate)

Molecular Weight

414.40 (as oxalate)

Launch Date


Therapy Class

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Therapeutic Segment


Development Status / Regulatory Approvals

Approved by FDA for adolescents (12-17 yrs)

Company / Licensee

Forest Laboratories Inc.



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