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Indicate All Lexapro Side Effects You Have or Add a New Lexapro Side Effect

Reporting Your Lexapro Side Effect can play a very important role by raising awareness for other lexapro users and can help identify an unknown side effect and inform other users and health care professionals. If you think you may have a medical emergency due to a serious side effect, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

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2 comments on “Lexapro
  1. Elma Mize says:

    I have suffered terrible nightmares and severe tinnitus from taking lexapro. The nightmares finally stopped but the tinnitus is terrible. Any suggestions?

  2. admin says:

    Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors: Do not use with an MAOI or within 14 days of stopping an MAOI. Allow 14 days after stopping Lexapro before starting an MAOI (4.1, 5.10).

    Pimozide: Do not use concomitantly (4.2, 7.10).

    Known hypersensitivity to escitalopram or citalopram or any of the inactive ingredients (4.3).
    Clinical Worsening/Suicide Risk: Monitor for clinical worsening, suicidality and unusual change in behavior, especially, during the initial few months of therapy or at times of dose changes (5.1).

    Serotonin Syndrome or Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)-like Reactions: Manage with immediate discontinuation and continuing monitoring (5.2).

    Discontinuation of Treatment with Lexapro: A gradual reduction in dose rather than abrupt cessation is recommended whenever possible (5.3).

    Seizures: Prescribe with care in patients with a history of seizure (5.4).

    Activation of Mania/Hypomania: Use cautiously in patients with a history of mania (5.5).

    Hyponatremia: Can occur in association with SIADH (5.6).

    Abnormal Bleeding: Use caution in concomitant use with NSAIDs, aspirin, warfarin or other drugs that affect coagulation (5.7).

    Interference with Cognitive and Motor Performance: Use caution when operating machinery (5.8).

    Use in Patients with Concomitant Illness: Use caution in patients with diseases or conditions that produce altered metabolism or hemodynamic responses (5.9).
    ———————–ADVERSE REACTIONS—————— Most commonly observed adverse reactions (incidence ≥ 5% and at least twice the incidence of placebo patients) are : insomnia, ejaculation disorder (primarily ejaculatory delay), nausea, sweating increased, fatigue and somnolence, decreased libido, and anorgasmia (6.1).
    To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Forest Laboratories Inc. at 1-800-678-1605, or FDA at 1800-FDA-1088 or http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
    ——————–DRUG INTERACTIONS———————- Concomitant use with SSRIs, SNRIs or Tryptophan is not recommended (7.1). Use caution when concomitant use with drugs that affect Hemostasis (NSAIDs, Aspiring, Warfarin) (7.6).


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