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Lexapro Depression Side Effects

Lexapro Depression Side Effect Reports


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

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



Depression

This Depression side effect was reported by a physician from US. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: NA), which was started on 2000. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Depression
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Depression, Anxiety, Product Substitution Issue

This Depression Lexapro side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Nov 20, 2013. A Female , 52 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Product Substitution Issue
. Lexapro dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Thirst, Decreased Appetite, Nausea, Depression, Off Label Use, Urine Output Decreased, Poor Quality Sleep, Vision Blurred

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 51-year-old patient (weight:NA) from DK, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypoaesthesia, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:10 Mg, start time: 201212), combined with:
  • Lyrica (150 Mg)
  • Methycobal (3 Df)
  • Anplag (3 Df)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Thirst
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Nausea
  • Depression
  • Off Label Use
  • Urine Output Decreased
  • Poor Quality Sleep
  • Vision Blurred
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lexapro treatment in patients suffering from hypoaesthesia, resulting in Depression.

Angina Pectoris, Depression, Hypothyroidism, Anger

A 60-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: depression started Lexapro treatment (dosage: 20 Mg) on Apr 29, 2013. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Depression
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Anger
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Depression.
Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Swings

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Lexapro on Oct 12, 2012. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, mood swings Additional patient health information: Female , 42 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Suicidal Ideation, Depression

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 32-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression,anxiety and used Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting 201012. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Depression
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Suicide Attempt, Overdose, Depression, Irritability, Paraesthesia, Crying, Agitation

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Oct 12, 2012 by a Female taking Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (20 Milligram, Tablets) (dosage: 20mg (20mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 50 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: suicide attempt, overdose, depression, irritability, paraesthesia, crying, agitation. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Self-injurious Ideation, Depression, Fatigue

This Depression problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 49-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression.On Jan 08, 2010 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Rebif (interferon Beta-1a) (3 Doses In One Week.)
  • Marijuana (cannabis Sativa)(cannabis Sativa)
When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Self-injurious Ideation
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Fatigue

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depression and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg ( 20 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral) starting Mar 15, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Depression and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Fatigue, Irritability, Depression, Therapeutic Response Decreased, Product Substitution Issue

This Depression side effect was reported by a physician from US on Mar 28, 2013. A female patient from US , weighting 164.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: fatigue, irritability, depression, therapeutic response decreased, product substitution issue. Lexapro dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Depression, Product Quality Issue, Suicidal Ideation, Impaired Work Ability, Mental Disorder, Paraesthesia, Abnormal Dreams, Product Formulation Issue

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 35-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: NA), which was started on Oct 18, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Depression
  • Product Quality Issue
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Impaired Work Ability
  • Mental Disorder
  • Paraesthesia
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Product Formulation Issue
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro .
Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Loss Of Libido, Sexual Dysfunction, Depression, Withdrawal Syndrome, Emotional Disorder, Visual Impairment, Hearing Impaired

This Depression Lexapro side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 15, 2012. A male , 23 years of age, weighting 205.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Loss Of Libido
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Emotional Disorder
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impaired
. Lexapro dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Abnormal Behaviour, Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Lethargy, Nausea, Confusional State, Malaise, Physical Assault, Weight Decreased

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 89-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: lethargy,memory loss, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Lethargy
  • Nausea
  • Confusional State
  • Malaise
  • Physical Assault
  • Weight Decreased
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lexapro treatment in patients suffering from lethargy,memory loss, resulting in Depression.
Depression

A 21-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DK with the following symptoms: depression,sleep disorder,initial insomnia,gastritis started Lexapro treatment (dosage: 10 Mg) on Feb 09, 2012. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Depression
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Medipeace (1 Mg)
  • Amoban (7.5 Mg)
  • Mucosta (200 Mg)
  • Goodmin (0.25 Mg)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Depression.
Pain, Depression, Nerve Injury, Anxiety, Impaired Gastric Emptying, Abdominal Pain, Weight Decreased, Gastrointestinal Pain, Gallbladder Disorder

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Lexapro on Jun 21, 2012. After Lexapro was administered, patient encountered several Lexapro side effects: pain, depression, nerve injury, anxiety, impaired gastric emptying, abdominal pain, weight decreased, gastrointestinal pain, gallbladder disorder Additional patient health information: Female , 19 years of age, weighting 97.98 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Pantoprazole Sodium (40 Mg, Unk Dispensed 01-oct-2008)
  • Yaz (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized.
Joint Injury, Feeling Of Despair, Depression, Colonic Polyp, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Somnolence, Fall, Depressed Mood

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 64-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Joint Injury
  • Feeling Of Despair
  • Depression
  • Colonic Polyp
  • Activities Of Daily Living Impaired
  • Somnolence
  • Fall
  • Depressed Mood
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel (1 Tablet In The Morning And One And A Half At Bedtime)
  • Seroquel
  • Dicyclomine
  • Lorazepam
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel (1 Tablet In The Morning And One And A Half At Bedtime)
  • Seroquel (1 Tablet In The Morning And One And A Half At Bedtime)
Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pain, Depression, Hypertension, Sleep Apnoea Syndrome, Pain In Extremity, Anxiety, Injury

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on May 24, 2012 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg, Daily) . Location: UNITED STATES , 38 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: deep vein thrombosis, pain, depression, hypertension, sleep apnoea syndrome, pain in extremity, anxiety, injury. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ibuprofen (Approximately 6 Tablets Daily)
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Yaz
The patient was hospitalized.
Anxiety, Condition Aggravated, Depression

This Depression problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 31-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): bipolar i disorder.On NS a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg 1 Dly). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Anxiety
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Depression
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Breast Pain, Breast Discharge, Depression, Galactorrhoea, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Breast Swelling

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 23-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DENMARK. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depression and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Breast Pain
  • Breast Discharge
  • Depression
  • Galactorrhoea
  • Psychomotor Hyperactivity
  • Breast Swelling
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Depression and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Disease Recurrence, Withdrawal Syndrome, Product Substitution Issue, Depression

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on May 24, 2012. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 49 years of age, weighting 151.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: disease recurrence, withdrawal syndrome, product substitution issue, depression. Lexapro dosage: 15mg/day. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
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Lexapro Depression Causes and Reviews


Depression is a serious medical illness. It's more than just a feeling of being sad or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 19 million teens and adults in the United States who have Depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include

  • Feeling sad or "empty"
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all
  • Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
  • Feeling very tired
  • Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or guilty
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression can happen at any age, but it often begins in teens and young adults. It is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum Depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder.

There are effective treatments for Depression, including antidepressants, talk therapy, or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


Lexapro Depression Reviews

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.
Thu, 10 Jun 2010
I started taking Lexapro 10 mg. 3 weeks ago. First thing I noticed was when I would look intently at something my vision would quiver back and forth. My Dr. never said anything about not drinking while on Lexapro and I had some drinks one night and they hit me REALLY hard. My Depression seemed to be getting better and yet the thoughts of suicide seem to be sliding back into my mind. Oh God. Today, I was uncharacteristically aggressive sexually and quite angry. It was so weird and I don't know what happened to me. It was some kind of power trip and I felt outside of myself. I apologized to my boyfriend hours later and he's very upset with me. I humiliated him and I don't blame him for feeling hurt and confused. He said I was "over the top" and I was. It just wasn't "me." I want to go off this stuff. What do I do??? Thank you.
Mon, 26 Jul 2010
I have not take Lexapro but my husband does. He has been on it for years has agression problems. He also tends to shut off emotion. Everything was fine for a long time he takes 20 mg a day but started feeling like it really wasn't working anymore for him. He reached out to his dr and told him about it he said he was fine no big deal it was fine and if it has worked for years then it's works for him. Since then he has crazy mood swings out of no where but they seem totally rational to him but trust me they r not on second it's great the next it's like a switch is turned and he pushes me away shuts me out along with everyone. He is like a hermitt. After looking at side effects to this drug and I know sometimes he said he started doubling up on his pills!!! Could his dr be wrong? Could the mood changes bad Depression, he can't sleep without taking pills and he all so has bad agression that has all kinda gotten wourse the past few monthes b Lexapro???
Mon, 18 Oct 2010
took for 3 months for anxiety and then was diagnosed with severe Depression and my dose was upped from 10 to 20 mg. the whole time I took Lexapro I felt wierd, walking into walls and being dizzy and brain sharp stabs and coming in and out of consiousness for a second or so. I started to forget peoples names sometimes and was always haaving unusual symptoms, like swolen joints, and nots around my muscles and joints, and stiff back, and shoulders not working smoothly, stiff jaw, headaches, all kinds or irregular symptoms that would just show up for no reason out of no where. My doctor said the symptoms were not from the Lexapro and to have my internist check for arthritus, flu, some kind of infection, or heart disease, or even a brain tumor. I check all these things and wasted an inordinate of time at the doctor and paying bills for testing. Then I just gave up on my doctor because he was not listening to me and just wanted me to take my medicine and quit complaining. He even said he might increase my dose to 40 mg a day. So I decided to slowely stop taking it. I followed some internet advise to cut back by about 5 mg at a time and take a smaller dose for 2 weeks if I had taken Lexapro for 6 months and for 4 weeks at a time, if i had been taking it for a year. Now I am down to 5 mg a day and will cut it down to 2.5 for a while before I stop completely. So far I have has withdrawal symptoms, but they do not seem to be nearly as bad as the side effects from when I had the highest dose. I do think the Lexapro was good to take for my anxiety, but the side effects are giving me anziety now and I want to get off this poison and learn better ways to deal with my anxiety. I will work on exercise and training my brain, and discipline and this will keep me healthier and more in control than that poison.
Mon, 21 Feb 2011
My 46 year old brother committed suicide last week. We are able to confirm that he took 3 pills of Lexapro 10mg before his death. We are totally devestated - never saw it coming. Never would have guessed. After reading all I have on the internet - I can't believe the number of people willing to take these SSRIs. BE DEPRESSED amp; FIGURE OUT A WAY TO SOLVE DEPRESSION NATURALLY!! I've never read anything about anyone committing suicide taking herbal supplements.
Tue, 07 Jun 2011
I started taking 10 mg. Lexapro for Depression. Doctor wanted to increase it to 20 mg. Had daily headaches, nausea, indigestion, somnolence, fatigue/lethargy on 10 mg. after 2 wks. on it. Did not increase it. Called doctor and discontinued it.
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