Lexapro Safety Information and Side Effects

Lexapro Safety Information

Anxiety ( 258 reports)    ➢ More

Anxiety, Heart Rate Increased, Panic Attack, Hyperventilation

This case suggests a potential Lexapro Anxiety side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 31-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lexapro (dosage: 1 Pill Taken By Mouth) starting NS. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Anxiety
  • Heart Rate Increased
  • Panic Attack
  • Hyperventilation
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anxiety, may still occur.

Suicidal Ideation ( 244 reports)    ➢ More

Suicidal Ideation, Impaired Driving Ability, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Inappropriate Affect, Weight Increased, Food Craving, Paraesthesia, Asthenia

Adverse event was reported on Dec 16, 2013 by a male taking Lexapro (Dosage: 10 Mg) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 54 years of age, Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: suicidal ideation, impaired driving ability, obsessive-compulsive disorder, inappropriate affect, weight increased, food craving, paraesthesia, asthenia.

Completed Suicide ( 242 reports)    ➢ More

Completed Suicide

This Completed Suicide problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 49-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): anxiety.On Jan 14, 2008 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: NA). The following health products were being taken at the same time:
  • Toprol Xl (metoprolol) (metoprolol)
  • When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
    • Completed Suicide
    Although all health products are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Completed Suicide, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

    Depression ( 239 reports)    ➢ More


    A case of a female patient (weight: NA) from US was presented. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting 2000. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the subject experienced the following of symptoms:
    • Depression
    This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Depression and that some female subjects may be more susceptible.

    Dizziness ( 228 reports)    ➢ More

    Dizziness, Nausea

    on Jan 16, 2014 a male from US , 43 years of age, weighting 309.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro Or Escitalopram. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: dizziness, nausea. Lexapro Or Escitalopram dosage: NA.

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    Anxiety (258)
    Suicidal Ideation (244)
    Completed Suicide (242)
    Depression (239)
    Dizziness (228)
    Nausea (218)
    Convulsion (200)
    Fatigue (183)
    Condition Aggravated (157)
    Headache (155)
    Feeling Abnormal (143)
    Insomnia (140)
    Loss Of Consciousness (120)
    Fall (118)
    Pain (112)
    Agitation (110)
    Amnesia (109)
    Tremor (109)
    Diarrhoea (107)
    Hyperhidrosis (103)
    Aggression (103)
    Suicide Attempt (102)
    Dyspnoea (100)
    Asthenia (96)
    Vomiting (96)
    Confusional State (95)
    Overdose (87)
    Gun Shot Wound (85)
    Abnormal Behaviour (81)
    Chest Pain (78)
    Somnolence (75)
    Weight Increased (71)
    Blood Pressure Increased (69)
    Abdominal Pain (69)
    Paraesthesia (64)
    Hypertension (59)
    Hyponatraemia (57)
    Anger (56)
    Irritability (56)
    Grand Mal Convulsion (55)
    Pregnancy (55)
    Pulmonary Embolism (54)
    Contusion (53)
    Abdominal Pain Upper (52)
    Palpitations (51)
    Panic Attack (50)
    Injury (49)
    Intentional Overdose (49)
    Malaise (48)
    Mania (48)

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