Cipralex / Lexapro is used to treat depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder. Cipralex (Generic name: Escitalopram Oxalate, also under brand name Lexapro) is an antidepressant medication use to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) and general anxiety disorder (GAD). Cipralex / Lexapro (Escitalopram Oxalate) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) prescribed for the acute and maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults and adolescents aged 12-17 years. Cipralex / Lexapro is also indicated for the acute treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in adults. Cipralex / Lexapro (Escitalopram) affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression or anxiety. Take Cipralex / Lexapro exactly as it was prescribed for you.