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Indian pharmaceutical company Aurobindo Pharma (Aurobindo Pharma) has announced the receipt of the Quality Control Management of the US Food and Drug Administration (Food and Drug Administration, FDA) permission for sale in the US counterpart of the antidepressant Lexapro / Escitalopram oxalate company Forest Laboratories  in tablets of 5 mg, 10 mg and 20 mg. The drug is used to treat depression associated with mood disorders. Performed drug will be in the company in the city of Hyderabad. According to IMS data Hals (IMS Health), in the 12 months to March 2012 the volume of sales of Lexapro totaled US $ 2.8 bln. Dollars. As previously reported, the approval of the quality control management Food and Drug Administration of the USA to manufacture and sell in the US generic Lexapro analog also received Israeli drugmaker Teva.

Lexapro Antidepressant during pregnancy

Lexapro AntidepressantAmerican scientists have found that the use of Lexapro antidepressant during pregnancy does not always lead to negative consequences.

It is known that taking Escitalopram antidepressant by pregnant women often leads to serious consequences. Increased risk of having children with heart disease, as well as increases in the likelihood of attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity offspring.

Scientists from the University of California conducted a series of studies in mice, which corresponded to the period of pregnancy third trimester of human pregnancy.

The animals were divided into two groups, one of which took “Prozac“, and the other – “Lexapro“. These popular drugs belonging to the group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have a similar mechanism of action.

It turned out that the young animals taking “Lexapro“, after the birth were less alarming than the offspring of mice receiving “Prozac“. The authors, led by Ann Andrews. Anne Andrews found that taking “Lexapro” causes a change in the transmission of serotonin in mice. This could protect offspring from developing anxiety disorders, the researchers say.


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