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In the US, Escitalopram (escitalopram systemic) is a member of the drug class selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and is used to treat Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Trichotillomania and Vulvodynia.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antidepressant: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)

Chemical Names

(+)-(S)-1-[3-(Dimethylamino)propyl]-1-(p-fluorophenyl)-5-phthalancarbonitrile (WHO)

(S)-1-[3-(Dimethylamino)propyl]-1-(4-fluorphenyl)-1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran-5-carbonitril (IUPAC)

S-[+]-5-Isobenzofurancarbonitrile, 1-[3-[dimethylamino]propyl]-1-[4-fluorophenyl]-1,3-dihydro-

Foreign Names

  • Escitalopramum (Latin)
  • Escitalopram (German)
  • Escitalopram (French)
  • Escitalopram (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Escitalopram (OS: DCF, BAN)
  • (+)-Citalopram (IS)
  • Citalopram (IS: S)
  • Gaudium (IS)
  • Lexapro (IS)
  • S(+)-Citalopram (IS)
  • S-Citalopram (IS)
  • Escitalopram Oxalate (OS: BANM, USAN)
  • LU 26054 (IS: Lundbeck)

Brand Names

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BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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