Lexapro is not expected to be available in generic form until at least 2012, when the patent for Lexapro expires. Escitalopram is often mistakenly referred to as the generic version of Lexapro, but it is actually the medicine's active ingredient. Until an approved generic version is available, do not buy anything claiming to be "generic Lexapro."
if you search the Internet for "generic Lexapro," you may find a number of companies selling it. The fact is that these medicines could be fake, substandard, and potentially dangerous.