Escitalopram and the enzyme CYP2C19
Escitalopram is processed within the body primarily by the enzyme CYP2C19. The activity of this enzyme can vary considerably depending on your genetic predisposition, which means the efficacy of escitalopram and the risk of side effects can also differ from person to person.
Information about your genetic predisposition may therefore provide grounds for extra vigilance in relation to a treatment with escitalopram.
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