Lexapro (escitalopram) is often recommended for the treatment of depression, and can also be used to treat generalized anxiety disorder. Make sure you talk to your health care provider before taking Lexapro to make sure you are going to benefit from the treatment. You will need to tell your health care provider if you have seizures, thyroid disease, liver disease, heart disease, kidney disease, or a recent history of heart attack, as some of those factors may require a dose adjustment or your doctor will decide your condition should be monitored carefully for side effects. Such mild side effects as dizziness, runny nose, heartburn, nausea, stomach pain, constipation, dry mouth, diarrhea, increased appetite, and drowsiness need to be reported to your health care provider only if they get bothersome. Let your doctor know if you are going to take any other medications - especially tranquilizers, lithium, cimetidine, seizure meds, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anticoagulants, medications for migraine headaches, sedatives, ketoconazole, antihistamines, medications for anxiety, other antidepressants, and sleeping pills as they may interact with Lexapro.