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Lexapro Agitation Side Effects

Lexapro Agitation Side Effect Reports


The following Lexapro Agitation side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Agitation, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Lexapro or it might take time to develop.



Homicide, Hallucination, Auditory, Anxiety, Nervousness, Agitation, Withdrawal Syndrome, Irritability, Feeling Abnormal

This Agitation side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 42-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety,depression. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Homicide
  • Hallucination, Auditory
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Agitation
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Irritability
  • Feeling Abnormal
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Suicide Attempt, Overdose, Depression, Irritability, Paraesthesia, Crying, Agitation

This Agitation Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (20 Milligram, Tablets) side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 12, 2012. A Female , 50 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (20 Milligram, Tablets). The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Overdose
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Paraesthesia
  • Crying
  • Agitation
. Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (20 Milligram, Tablets) dosage: 20mg (20mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Suicidal Ideation, Crying, Anger, Agitation

This is a Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (20 Milligram, Tablets) side effect report of a 35-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: postpartum depression, who was treated with Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (20 Milligram, Tablets) (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Xanax (alprazolam) (alprazolam)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Agitation side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Crying
  • Anger
  • Agitation
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (20 Milligram, Tablets) treatment in female patients suffering from postpartum depression, resulting in Agitation.

Chest Pain, Agitation, Disorientation, Confusional State, Unresponsive To Stimuli

A 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: crying,depression started Lexapro treatment (dosage: 10mg? Once Daily? Po) on Jan 27, 2013. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Chest Pain
  • Agitation
  • Disorientation
  • Confusional State
  • Unresponsive To Stimuli
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Agitation.
Agitation, Delirium, Tachycardia, Hyperthyroidism, Overdose

A female patient from DK was prescribed and started Lexapro on Feb 08, 2013. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: agitation, delirium, tachycardia, hyperthyroidism, overdose Additional patient health information: Female , 21 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Lexapro dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Loss Of Employment, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Oedema Peripheral, Venous Insufficiency, Agitation, Atelectasis, Mental Disorder, Unevaluable Event, Anxiety

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Agitation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 49-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Nov 26, 2001. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Loss Of Employment
  • Activities Of Daily Living Impaired
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Agitation
  • Atelectasis
  • Mental Disorder
  • Unevaluable Event
  • Anxiety
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Tambocor
  • Taztia Xt
  • Aspirin
  • Vicodin
  • Promethazine
  • Meperidine/prometh Cap
  • Anatuss
  • Provera
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Agitation, may still occur.
Tremor, Agitation, Paraesthesia, Erectile Dysfunction

An adverse event was reported by a pharmacist on Feb 14, 2012 by a male taking Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: DENMARK , 52 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: tremor, agitation, paraesthesia, erectile dysfunction. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Lansoprazole
Serotonin Syndrome, Panic Reaction, Agitation

This Agitation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): anxiety.On Feb 15, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Serotonin Syndrome
  • Panic Reaction
  • Agitation
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Agitation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Agitation, Abnormal Behaviour, Aggression, Mood Swings

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 29-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder,obsessive-compulsive disorder and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: 20mg 1xd Oral) starting Oct 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Agitation
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Aggression
  • Mood Swings
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Agitation and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Anxiety, Agitation, Completed Suicide, Suicidal Ideation

This Agitation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Aug 04, 2011. A patient from UNITED STATES , 44 years of age, was treated with Lexapro. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: anxiety, agitation, completed suicide, suicidal ideation. Lexapro dosage: 10 Mg (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D). These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Weight Decreased, Vomiting, Suicidal Ideation, Tinnitus, Headache, Agitation, Paraesthesia

This Agitation side effect was reported by a health professional from DENMARK. A 41-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: 15 Mg (15 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral; 10 Mg (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral; 15 Mg (15 Mg, 1 In 1 D),oral), which was started on Apr 18, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Weight Decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tinnitus
  • Headache
  • Agitation
  • Paraesthesia
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Nausea, Dizziness, Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Palpitations, Tinnitus, Agitation, Hyperhidrosis, Panic Reaction

This Agitation Lexapro side effect was reported by a health professional from DENMARK on Sep 13, 2011. A male , 41 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Palpitations
  • Tinnitus
  • Agitation
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Panic Reaction
. Lexapro dosage: 20 Mg (20 Mg, 1in 1 D). Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Alprazolam (alprazolam)(tablets)(alprazolam)
Hyperhidrosis, Nausea, Agitation, Insomnia

This is a Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (10 Milligram, Tablets) (escitalopram O side effect report of a 59-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (10 Milligram, Tablets) (escitalopram O (dosage:NA, start time: Apr 01, 2010), combined with:
  • Baclofen
  • Xanax
  • Savella (See Image)
  • Savella (See Image)
  • Armour Thyroid (thyroid) (120 Milligram, Tablets) (thyroid)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Agitation side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Nausea
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (10 Milligram, Tablets) (escitalopram O treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Agitation.
Completed Suicide, Anxiety, Mood Altered, Confusional State, Depression, Nervousness, Restlessness, Feeling Abnormal, Agitation

A 29-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from AUSTRALIA with the following symptoms: NA started Lexapro treatment (dosage: 5 Mg, 1x/day) on Jan 01, 1996. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Completed Suicide
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Altered
  • Confusional State
  • Depression
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Agitation
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Agitation.
Dizziness, Disorientation, Coordination Abnormal, Palpitations, Agitation, Restlessness

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Lexapro on Feb 15, 2011. After Lexapro was administered, patient encountered several Lexapro side effects: dizziness, disorientation, coordination abnormal, palpitations, agitation, restlessness Additional patient health information: Female , 48 years of age, weighting 248.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: 20 Mg In Morning. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Abilify (10 Mg At Bedtime)
  • Abilify (10 Mg At Bedtime)
Feeling Abnormal, Insomnia, Blood Pressure Increased, Nausea, Agitation

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Agitation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Jul 01, 2010. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Insomnia
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Nausea
  • Agitation
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Niaspan
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid
  • Pristiq
  • Pristiq (50 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Xanax
Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Agitation, may still occur.
Suicidal Ideation, Weight Increased, Agitation, Irritability, Insomnia, Anxiety

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jan 12, 2011 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg Once Daily Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 14 years of age, weighting 155.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: suicidal ideation, weight increased, agitation, irritability, insomnia, anxiety. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Agitation, Suicidal Ideation

This Agitation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression.On Nov 01, 2010 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Chantix (0.5 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Chantix (1 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Chantix (0.5 Mg, 1x/day)
When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Agitation
  • Suicidal Ideation
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Agitation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Anxiety, Sedation, Agitation, Insomnia, Dysphagia, Suffocation Feeling, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Altered State Of Consciousness

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety disorder and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: Unk) starting Jan 01, 2006. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Effexor Xr (150 Mg, Daily)
  • Valium (10 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Effexor Xr (75 Mg, Daily)
  • Calcium (Unk)
  • Effexor Xr (120 Mg, Unk)
  • Prozac (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Zyprexa (1 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Multi-vitamins (Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Anxiety
  • Sedation
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
  • Dysphagia
  • Suffocation Feeling
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Altered State Of Consciousness
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Agitation and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Abnormal Dreams, Agitation, Crying, Depersonalisation, Discomfort, Disturbance In Attention, Dizziness, Headache

This Agitation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Dec 15, 2010. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 56 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: abnormal dreams, agitation, crying, depersonalisation, discomfort, disturbance in attention, dizziness, headache. Lexapro dosage: See Image. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
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Lexapro Agitation Causes and Reviews


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Lexapro Agitation Reviews

Mon, 11 Jun 2012

Side effects are common. 

Thu, 06 May 2010

Seroplex/Lexapro almost destroyed our lives. My husband was prescribed it for mild anxiety/panic attacks. Within days it transformed him into a helpless being who could not get out of bed, couldn't eat, had terrible dreams and unbeknownst to me, a fixation with suicide. Eleven days later, he hanged himself. I was fortunate to be in the house at the time and although he had stopped breathing, managed to administer cpr and called for help. He left hospital 2 weeks later and made 2 subsequent suicide attempts before being changed to Effexor.

Sun, 14 Dec 2008
I've been taking Lexapro for just 5 days. The first 2 days I had anxiety and irregular heart beat. Third day felt pretty good. Fourth and fifth day my blood pressure has spiked really high. I'm sure it's from the Lexapro. Don't know if I should stop it and try something else or if this will stop. It really scares me. I am going to go see my Doctor tomorrow but wondered what your thoughts would be and if other people have had this problem.
Sat, 06 Jun 2009
I took 4 10 mg. Lexapro and I was trippin balls I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy
Tue, 16 Feb 2010
Lexapro is a permanent life long cure for any depression if you can survive the treatment. I was prompted by a marriage counselor to go to my doctor and request drugs for my OCD symptoms (checking, intrusive sad thoughts, previous eating disorders as a teen and heavy drinking.) I went to my husband’s pcp who never met me before. He gave me a depression self-test and diagnosed me with depression and anxiety, and then prescribed me Lexapro and Rozerem since I had a terrible insomnia problem. He also decided it was a good idea to start kissing me and grabbing me in his office. The Lexapro did such a good job getting me up and doing things, lots of things, but unfortunately, I believe it also may have made me nervous because it raised my blood pressure from it’s usual 120/80 to 145/110. I was really up, up, up. I could drink twelve shots of straight liquor and still be walking around for hours. This was the busiest year of my life. I managed to get 2 DUI’s 4 drunk in publics and an involuntary commit for suicide, attend 2 rehab’s, a hypnotherapist, weekly ASAP programs, all while working full time an taking care of a young child. During the course of my medical treatment, I was seen by 3 psychiatrists, 4 doctors, and numerous counselors. Most of the follow up treatment involved numerous more drugs, anti-buse, campral, and Buspar. All of which I had to stop taking due to side effects such as full body tremors and falling down. Finally, after the second DUI which I was also charged with a felony for pinching a police officers butt, I decided maybe I should stop taking the Lexapro b/c I seemed to have developed some obsession with alcohol and I could see I was also becoming delusional. So, while in jail, I requested no more medication for 1 week and was able to fully withdraw from Lexapro, although the depression side effects of the withdrawal lasted about three months. I met numerous other women in jail for DUI’s while on Zoloft, Lexapro and Abilify and others for shoplifting on Zanax. My depression is 100% permanently cured. I no longer ever feel sad about my life. I have never killed anyone driving drunk, I didn’t kill myself, I am no longer in jail, I didn’t get my kid taken away from me, I am not in a mental institution, and I don’t have a lethal diastolic blood pressure of 110 anymore. No matter what happens in my life now, I am always hopeful and never depressed. I know things could be much worse.
Sun, 15 May 2011
I've taken Lexapro 10mg for many years. I have never experienced any side effects. It's a wonderful drug and has helped me tremendously.
Sun, 10 Jan 2010
The first day that I took Lexapro 10mg I ended up in the hospital for 2 days. Shortly after taking it I experienced a burning feeling that began in the back of my neck and washed all over me down my arms and back to about my hips. Numbness and sweating in all extremities. Burning across jaw. Extreme anxiety, dry mouth, panicky. Entire left side of body began trembling. Called paramedics - ecg normal but transported to hospital anyway. Set off heart monitor in ER twice so admitted for tests - all normal.
Thu, 21 Jan 2010
can Lexapro be take with nitroglycerin?
Mon, 08 Feb 2010
I am on Lexapro for a few weeks now. The other night i went out, had a few drinks (was not the driver) and I behaved VERY aggessively. Is this normal?????
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