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Lexapro Blood Pressure Increased Side Effect Reports


The following Lexapro Blood Pressure Increased side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Blood Pressure Increased, 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.



Large Intestinal Haemorrhage, Anaemia, Blood Pressure Increased

This Blood Pressure Increased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression,arthritis. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg), which was started on 2003. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Large Intestinal Haemorrhage
  • Anaemia
  • Blood Pressure Increased
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Discomfort, Chest Discomfort, Decreased Appetite, Insomnia, Back Pain, Tremor, Palpitations, Blood Pressure Increased

This Blood Pressure Increased Lexapro side effect was reported by a health professional from DK on Sep 27, 2013. A Female , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Discomfort
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Back Pain
  • Tremor
  • Palpitations
  • Blood Pressure Increased
. Lexapro dosage: 10 Mg. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Blood Pressure Increased, Cold Sweat, Headache, Burning Sensation, Feeling Abnormal, Nausea

This is a Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (dosage:5 Gm, 1 In 1 D?, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Armour (thyroid (thyroid)
  • Ativan (lorazepam) (lorazepam)
  • Xanax (alprazolam) (alprazolam)
  • Catapres (clonidine) (clonidine)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Blood Pressure Increased side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Cold Sweat
  • Headache
  • Burning Sensation
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Nausea
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Blood Pressure Increased.

Product Substitution Issue, Nausea, Blood Pressure Increased, Heart Rate Increased, Hyperhidrosis, Nightmare, Crying, Insomnia, Chest Discomfort

A 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: post-traumatic stress disorder,depression started Lexapro treatment (dosage: 20mg 1 In Pm Po) on May 24, 2012. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Product Substitution Issue
  • Nausea
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Heart Rate Increased
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Nightmare
  • Crying
  • Insomnia
  • Chest Discomfort
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Blood Pressure Increased.
Blood Pressure Increased, Confusional State, Insomnia, Restlessness, Memory Impairment, Nasal Congestion, Adverse Event

A patient from US was prescribed and started Lexapro on Sep 25, 2012. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: blood pressure increased, confusional state, insomnia, restlessness, memory impairment, nasal congestion, adverse event Additional patient health information: male , 38 years of age, weighting 210.1 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Mental Disorder, Cognitive Disorder, Moaning, Blood Pressure Increased, Insomnia, Feeling Jittery, Peripheral Coldness, Aggression, Abnormal Behaviour

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Blood Pressure Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Dec 01, 2010. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Mental Disorder
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Moaning
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling Jittery
  • Peripheral Coldness
  • Aggression
  • Abnormal Behaviour
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Doxepin Hcl
  • Wellbutrin
  • Duragesic-100
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Qd)
  • Adderall 5
  • Baclofen
The patient was hospitalized. Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Blood Pressure Increased, may still occur.
Feeling Jittery, Moaning, Cognitive Disorder, Mental Disorder, Insomnia, Peripheral Coldness, Aggression, Blood Pressure Increased

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Feb 02, 2012 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 153.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: feeling jittery, moaning, cognitive disorder, mental disorder, insomnia, peripheral coldness, aggression, blood pressure increased. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Duragesic-100
  • Doxepin Hcl
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Qd)
  • Adderall 5
  • Baclofen
  • Wellbutrin
The patient was hospitalized.
Gastrointestinal Disorder, Colitis, Pruritus, Blood Potassium Decreased, Blood Magnesium Decreased, Blood Pressure Increased, Nausea, Cough, Short-bowel Syndrome

This Blood Pressure Increased problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from . A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): anxiety.On Apr 28, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Nexium (In A.m.)
  • Imodium
  • Prednisone Tab (To Taper By 5 Mg Each Week)
  • Potassium
  • Humira (One Or Two Injections While In Hospital)
  • Carvedilol
  • Aspirin
  • Flagyl
When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Colitis
  • Pruritus
  • Blood Potassium Decreased
  • Blood Magnesium Decreased
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Nausea
  • Cough
  • Short-bowel Syndrome
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 Blood Pressure Increased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Blood Pressure Increased, Headache

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 64-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 Nov 29, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Coreg
  • Plavix
  • Mucinex
  • Protonix
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Headache
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Blood Pressure Increased and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Hallucination, Blood Pressure Increased, Decreased Appetite, Headache, Occipital Neuralgia

This Blood Pressure Increased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jun 02, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 82 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, was treated with Lexapro. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: hallucination, blood pressure increased, decreased appetite, headache, occipital neuralgia. Lexapro dosage: 8-10 Years.
Associated medications used:
  • Vitamin Tab
  • Aspirin
  • Lovaza
  • Extra Strength Tylenol (1000mg 3-4 Times Day)
  • Extra Strength Tylenol
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Dermatitis Contact, Blood Pressure Increased, Dizziness

This Blood Pressure Increased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 69-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: NA), which was started on May 23, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Alavert
  • Aleve (caplet) (220 Mg, Once)
  • Amlodipine
  • Methylin
  • Flonase
  • Domeboro (1 Df, Unk)
  • Lamictal
When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Dermatitis Contact
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Dizziness
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Dyspnoea, Choking Sensation, Feeling Abnormal, Thinking Abnormal, Blood Pressure Increased

This Blood Pressure Increased Lexapro side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Apr 27, 2011. A Female , 49 years of age, weighting 155.0 lb, was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Dyspnoea
  • Choking Sensation
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Thinking Abnormal
  • Blood Pressure Increased
. Lexapro dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Nexium
  • Caduet (10/40mg-oral)
  • Metoprolol Succinate (Qod)
Panic Attack, Blood Pressure Increased, Psychotic Disorder, Heart Rate Increased

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 57-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:5 Mg To Be Increased To 10 Mg 1 Per Day Po, start time: Jan 21, 2011), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Blood Pressure Increased side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Panic Attack
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Heart Rate Increased
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lexapro treatment in female patients suffering from anxiety, resulting in Blood Pressure Increased.
Myocardial Ischaemia, Chest Pain, Somnolence, Catheterisation Cardiac, Blood Pressure Increased

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: depression,hypercholesterolaemia,bladder discomfort,thyroid disorder started Lexapro treatment (dosage: NA) on Sep 01, 2009. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Myocardial Ischaemia
  • Chest Pain
  • Somnolence
  • Catheterisation Cardiac
  • Blood Pressure Increased
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lipitor
  • Elmiron
  • Synthroid
  • Seroquel Xr
  • Vitamin D
  • Seroquel Xr
  • Singulair
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Blood Pressure Increased.
Chest Pain, Bronchitis, Blood Pressure Increased

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Lexapro on Apr 14, 2011. After Lexapro was administered, patient encountered several Lexapro side effects: chest pain, bronchitis, blood pressure increased Additional patient health information: male , 60 years of age, weighting 194.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Avonex
  • Flomax
  • Celebrex
  • Simstatin
  • Singulair
  • Divalproex Extended-release
  • Omeprazole
The patient was hospitalized.
Headache, Blood Pressure Increased, Fatigue

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Blood Pressure Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Nov 01, 2010. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Headache
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Fatigue
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Folic Acid
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Nexium /01473902/
  • Methotrexate
  • Depo-medrol
  • Diovan Hct
  • Lipitor
  • Cimzia ((one Shot Every Other Week; Pre-filled Syring Subcutaneous))
Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Blood Pressure Increased, may still occur.
Butterfly Rash, Gait Disturbance, Autoimmune Thyroiditis, Blood Pressure Increased, Psoriasis, Pain In Extremity, Cervicobrachial Syndrome, Anxiety, Restlessness

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Mar 23, 2011 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: 25 Mg (1.25 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 46 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: butterfly rash, gait disturbance, autoimmune thyroiditis, blood pressure increased, psoriasis, pain in extremity, cervicobrachial syndrome, anxiety, restlessness. Additional medications/treatments:
Feeling Abnormal, Insomnia, Blood Pressure Increased, Nausea, Agitation

This Blood Pressure Increased 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): NA.On Jul 01, 2010 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Niaspan
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid
  • Pristiq
  • Pristiq (50 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Xanax
When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Insomnia
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Nausea
  • Agitation
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Blood Pressure Increased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Anger, Antisocial Behaviour, Asthenia, Blood Pressure Increased, Depression, Dizziness, Mental Impairment, Suicidal Ideation

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: insomnia and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: See Image) starting Jul 07, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Anger
  • Antisocial Behaviour
  • Asthenia
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Mental Impairment
  • Suicidal Ideation
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Blood Pressure Increased and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Anxiety, Blood Pressure Increased, Blood Sodium Decreased, Insomnia, Paraesthesia

This Blood Pressure Increased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jul 01, 2010. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 49 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: anxiety, blood pressure increased, blood sodium decreased, insomnia, paraesthesia. Lexapro dosage: 10 Mg (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
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Lexapro Blood Pressure Increased Causes and Reviews


Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is high blood pressure in the arteries to your lungs. It is a serious condition. If you have it, the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to your lungs become hard and narrow. Your heart has to work harder to pump the blood through. Over time, your heart weakens and cannot do its job and you can develop heart failure.

Symptoms of PH include

  • Shortness of breath during routine activity, such as climbing two flights of stairs
  • Tiredness
  • Chest pain
  • A racing heartbeat
  • Pain on the upper right side of the abdomen
  • Decreased appetite

As PH worsens, you may find it hard to do any physical activities.

There are two main kinds of PH. One runs in families or appears for no known reason. The other kind is related to another condition, usually heart or lung disease.

There is no cure for PH. Treatments can control symptoms. They involve treating the heart or lung disease, medicines, oxygen, and sometimes lung transplantation.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Lexapro Blood Pressure Increased 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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