NCI Drug Dictionary
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The oxalate salt of escitalopram, a pure S-enantiomer of the racemic bicyclic phthalane derivative citalopram, with antidepressant activity. As a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), escitalopram blocks the reuptake of serotonin by neurons in the central nervous system (CNS), thereby potentiating CNS serotonergic activity. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
|US brand name:||Lexapro|
|Code name:||Lu 26-054-0|
|Chemical structure:||5-Isobenzofurancarbonitrile, 1-(3-(dimethylamino)propyl)-1-(4-fluorophenyl)-1,3-dihydro-,(1S)-, ethanedioate(1:1)|