Lexapro Asthenia Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Asthenia, 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.


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

This Asthenia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 54-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
  • Inappropriate Affect
  • Weight Increased
  • Food Craving
  • Paraesthesia
  • Asthenia
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Hypothermia, Somnolence, Asthenia, Tremor, Syncope

This Asthenia Lexapro side effect was reported by a health professional from DK on Oct 09, 2013. A Female , 25 years of age, weighting 141.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Hypothermia
  • Somnolence
  • Asthenia
  • Tremor
  • Syncope
. Lexapro dosage: 5 Mg. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Diazepam (5 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized.
Feeling Hot, Paraesthesia, Dizziness, Nausea, Headache, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Asthenia, Anxiety

This is a Lexapro / Forest Pharmace side effect report of a 71-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety disorder, who was treated with Lexapro / Forest Pharmace (dosage:Took 1/2 Tab 20 Mg 1x Day, start time: Feb 13, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Asthenia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Feeling Hot
  • Paraesthesia
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Musculoskeletal Stiffness
  • Asthenia
  • Anxiety
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lexapro / Forest Pharmace treatment in female patients suffering from anxiety disorder, resulting in Asthenia.
Haemorrhagic Stroke, Asthenia, Coordination Abnormal

A patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: anxiety,depression,hepatitis c started Lexapro treatment (dosage: NA) on 2007. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Haemorrhagic Stroke
  • Asthenia
  • Coordination Abnormal
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Asthenia.
Loss Of Consciousness, Bradycardia, Headache, Asthenia, Parosmia

A patient from DK was prescribed and started Lexapro on Dec 28, 2012. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: loss of consciousness, bradycardia, headache, asthenia, parosmia Additional patient health information: male , 35 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: 10 Mg. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Hospice Care, Myalgia, Asthenia, Body Temperature Increased

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Asthenia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 87-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Mar 26, 2009. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Hospice Care
  • Myalgia
  • Asthenia
  • Body Temperature Increased
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Calcium With Vitamin D (calcium Phosphate, Calcium Sodium Lactate, Erg
  • Plavix
  • Reclast (5 Mg, Once/single, Infusion)
Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Asthenia, may still occur.
Vision Blurred, Asthenia, Hypotonia, Dysgeusia, Weight Decreased, Decreased Appetite

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Feb 23, 2012 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: , weighting 99.09 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: vision blurred, asthenia, hypotonia, dysgeusia, weight decreased, decreased appetite. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Pegasys
  • Ribavirin
  • Incivek
Pneumonia, Pharyngitis Streptococcal, Dehydration, Micturition Disorder, Brain Neoplasm, Stomatitis, Asthenia, Vomiting, Hepatosplenomegaly

This Asthenia problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): anxiety,astrocytoma, low grade,convulsion.On Jan 01, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg, Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Afinitor (5 Mg, Qd)
  • Keppra (1 Df, Qd)
  • Afinitor (7.5 Mg, Daily)
  • Afinitor (5 Mg, Qd)
When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Pneumonia
  • Pharyngitis Streptococcal
  • Dehydration
  • Micturition Disorder
  • Brain Neoplasm
  • Stomatitis
  • Asthenia
  • Vomiting
  • Hepatosplenomegaly
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Asthenia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Confusional State, Asthenia, Somnolence, Blood Sodium Decreased

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 92-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depression,anxiety and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Xanax
  • Aspirin
  • Colace Capsules
  • Multivitamin /00097801/
  • Vitamin C /00008001/
  • Tenormin
  • Namenda
  • Calcium With Vitamin D /00944201/
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Confusional State
  • Asthenia
  • Somnolence
  • Blood Sodium Decreased
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Asthenia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Ureteral Diverticulum, Asthenia, Hyperkalaemia, Renal Failure Acute, Dyspnoea, Feeling Abnormal, Lethargy, Dehydration

This Asthenia side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Apr 16, 2012. A patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 233.0 lb, was treated with Lexapro. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: ureteral diverticulum, asthenia, hyperkalaemia, renal failure acute, dyspnoea, feeling abnormal, lethargy, dehydration. Lexapro dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Mobic (7.5 Mg, Qd)
  • Analgesics
  • Valturna (1 Df (300/320), Qd)
  • Valturna (1 Df, (150 Mg Alis And 160 Mg Vals))
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Hypertension, Mental Status Changes, Hypokalaemia, Headache, Dysarthria, Asthenia

This Asthenia side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: post-traumatic stress disorder,insomnia,fibromyalgia,bipolar disorder. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: NA), which was started on Nov 29, 2008. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ambien
  • Lyrica
  • Clonazepam
  • Ibuprofen
When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Hypertension
  • Mental Status Changes
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Headache
  • Dysarthria
  • Asthenia
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Paraesthesia, Asthenia, Fatigue

This Asthenia Lexapro side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Feb 03, 2011. A Female , 31 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Paraesthesia
  • Asthenia
  • Fatigue
. Lexapro dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Humira
  • Humira
  • Methotrexate
Dizziness, Somnolence, Asthenia, Pain, Mood Altered

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:Unk, start time: Sep 01, 2011), combined with:
  • Lyrica (50 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Lyrica
  • Lipitor (Unk)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Asthenia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Dizziness
  • Somnolence
  • Asthenia
  • Pain
  • Mood Altered
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lexapro treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Asthenia.
Metrorrhagia, Acute Sinusitis, Infectious Mononucleosis, Urinary Tract Infection, Lymphoedema, Sleep Apnoea Syndrome, Bruxism, Asthenia, Chest Discomfort

A 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Lexapro treatment (dosage: NA) on Aug 25, 2008. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Metrorrhagia
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Lymphoedema
  • Sleep Apnoea Syndrome
  • Bruxism
  • Asthenia
  • Chest Discomfort
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Nuvaring
  • Nuvaring
  • Nuvaring
  • Nuvaring
  • Nuvaring
  • Nuvaring
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Asthenia.
Tremor, Malaise, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Asthenia, Decreased Appetite, Dizziness, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Weight Decreased

A patient from GERMANY was prescribed and started Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (escitalopram Oxalate) on Nov 10, 2011. After Lexapro was administered, patient encountered several Lexapro side effects: tremor, malaise, gastrointestinal disorder, asthenia, decreased appetite, dizziness, fatigue, diarrhoea, weight decreased Additional patient health information: male , 77 years of age, weighting 169.8 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (escitalopram Oxalate) dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Spiriva (tiotropium Bromide) (tiotropium Bromide)
  • Roflumilast (roflumilast) (tablets) (1 Dosage Form (1 Dosage Forms, 1 In 1 D), Oral)
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin Calcium) (tablets) (rosuvastatin Calcium)
  • Somalgim Cardio (acetylsalicylic Acid) (acetylsalicylic Acid)
  • Alenia (budesonide, Formoterol Fumarate) (budesonide, Formoterol Fumar
The patient was hospitalized.
Emotional Distress, Pleurisy, Feeling Abnormal, Pulmonary Embolism, Asthenia, Dyspnoea, Dizziness, Pain In Extremity, Fear

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Asthenia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 42-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression,menstruation irregular and used Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg, Unk) starting Sep 08, 2009. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Emotional Distress
  • Pleurisy
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Asthenia
  • Dyspnoea
  • Dizziness
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Fear
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Ascorbic Acid (Unk)
  • Cephalexin (Unk)
  • Ibuprofen (800 Mg, Unk)
  • Nitrofurantoin (100 Mg, Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Asthenia, may still occur.
Weight Decreased, Dizziness, Malaise, Dyspnoea, Asthenia, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Tremor, Decreased Appetite

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Oct 17, 2011 by a male taking Lexapro (dosage: NA) . Location: GERMANY , 77 years of age, weighting 169.8 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: weight decreased, dizziness, malaise, dyspnoea, asthenia, diarrhoea, fatigue, tremor, decreased appetite. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Somalgim Cardio (acetylsalicylic Acid)
  • Crestor
  • Alenia (budesonide, Formoterol Fumarate)
  • Roflumilast (roflumilast) (tablets) (1 Df (1 Dosage Forms, 1 In 1 D) Oral)
  • Spiriva
The patient was hospitalized.
Blood Sodium Increased, Vomiting, Asthenia, Somnolence, Blood Glucose Increased, Pneumonitis, Nausea, Respiratory Distress, Depressed Level Of Consciousness

This Asthenia problem was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A 67-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Sep 02, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Erlotinib Hydrochloride (200 Mg;qd;po)
  • Vorinostat (200 Mg;bid;po)
  • Keppra
  • Diflucan
  • Amlodipine
  • Temozolomide (240 Mg;qd;po)
  • Tylenol-500
When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Blood Sodium Increased
  • Vomiting
  • Asthenia
  • Somnolence
  • Blood Glucose Increased
  • Pneumonitis
  • Nausea
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Asthenia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Fatigue, Pulmonary Hypertension, Palpitations, Syncope, Asthenia, Stress Fracture, Foot Fracture, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Venous Occlusion

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Aug 31, 2005. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Propranolol
  • Nuvaring (1 Df;)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Fatigue
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Palpitations
  • Syncope
  • Asthenia
  • Stress Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Venous Occlusion
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Asthenia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Extrapyramidal Disorder, Asthenia, Parkinsonism, Spinal Cord Compression, Ballismus, Decreased Appetite, Confusional State, Spinal Column Stenosis, Somnolence

This Asthenia side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Aug 17, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 107.0 lb, was treated with Lexapro. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: extrapyramidal disorder, asthenia, parkinsonism, spinal cord compression, ballismus, decreased appetite, confusional state, spinal column stenosis, somnolence. Lexapro dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Aspirin
  • Xenazine (See Image)
  • Xenazine (See Image)
  • Xenazine (See Image)
  • Xenazine (See Image)
  • Xenazine (See Image)
  • Sertraline Hydrochloride
  • Moviprep
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
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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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