Lexapro Diarrhoea Side Effect Reports
The following Lexapro Diarrhoea side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.
This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Diarrhoea, 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.
|Diarrhoea, Product Substitution Issue|
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 40-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: 20mg Daily Po), which was started on 201305. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
|Abdominal Pain, Discomfort, Diarrhoea, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired|
This Diarrhoea Lexapro side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Apr 19, 2013. A male , weighting 197.0 lb, was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
|Suicidal Ideation, Diarrhoea, Insomnia, Neck Pain, Crying, Feeling Abnormal|
This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 84-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:(5 Mg, 1 In 1 D), start time: Feb 13, 2012), combined with:
|Decreased Appetite, Nausea, Diarrhoea|
A 39-year-old patient (weight: NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED with the following symptoms: depression,autonomic nervous system imbalance started Lexapro treatment (dosage: 10 Mg) on Nov 20, 2002. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
|Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Uric Acid Increased, Vomiting, Pollakiuria, Electrocardiogram Abnormal, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Visual Acuity Reduced, Diarrhoea, Myalgia|
A female patient from DENMARK was prescribed and started Lexapro on May 30, 2012. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: aspartate aminotransferase increased, blood uric acid increased, vomiting, pollakiuria, electrocardiogram abnormal, alanine aminotransferase increased, visual acuity reduced, diarrhoea, myalgia Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 169.8 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with
|Gastrointestinal Disorder, Constipation, Nausea, Chest Discomfort, Hypoaesthesia, Dyspepsia, Diarrhoea|
This report suggests a potential Lexapro Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 64-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 01, 2008. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
|Decreased Appetite, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Hyperkalaemia|
An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Apr 04, 2012 by a male taking Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg) was diagnosed with
Associated medications used:
|Decreased Appetite, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Hyperkalaemia|
This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a health professional from DENMARK. A patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression.On Jan 26, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
|Dry Mouth, Loss Of Consciousness, Tardive Dyskinesia, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Vomiting|
This is a Lexapro side effect report of a patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Jan 04, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
|Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Headache, Nausea|
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Nov 15, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 36 years of age, weighting 136.0 lb, was treated with Lexapro. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, nausea. Lexapro dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
|Menstruation Delayed, Nausea, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Pain|
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 26-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression,crohn's disease,prophylaxis against gastrointestinal ulcer. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: NA), which was started on Jul 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
|Pancreatitis Acute, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Hyperglycaemia, Lung Consolidation, Acidosis, Pleural Effusion, Cholelithiasis, Renal Failure|
This Diarrhoea Lexapro side effect was reported by a pharmacist from UNITED STATES on Jan 30, 2012. A Female , weighting 213.8 lb, was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Pain, Stress, Crohn's Disease, Nasopharyngitis, Diarrhoea, Oropharyngeal Pain|
This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 57-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression,gastrooesophageal reflux disease, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:NA, start time: Mar 01, 2010), combined with:
|Ear Infection, Rectal Haemorrhage, Post Procedural Haemorrhage, Influenza, Prostate Cancer, Diarrhoea, Pain, Nausea, Colon Injury|
A patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Lexapro treatment (dosage: NA) on Apr 13, 2010. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
|Diarrhoea, Anaphylactic Shock|
A female patient from DENMARK was prescribed and started Lexapro on Nov 28, 2011. After Lexapro was administered, patient encountered several Lexapro side effects: diarrhoea, anaphylactic shock Additional patient health information: Female , 43 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with
|Tremor, Malaise, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Asthenia, Decreased Appetite, Dizziness, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Weight Decreased|
This report suggests a potential Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (escitalopram Oxalate) Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 77-year-old patient from GERMANY (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (escitalopram Oxalate) (dosage: NA) starting Aug 01, 2011. Soon after starting Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (escitalopram Oxalate) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
|Cholecystitis Chronic, Abdominal Distension, Depression, Thrombosis, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Anxiety, Dyspepsia|
An adverse event was reported by a physician on Nov 01, 2011 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with
Multiple prescriptions taken:
|Weight Decreased, Dizziness, Malaise, Dyspnoea, Asthenia, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Tremor, Decreased Appetite|
This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GERMANY. A 77-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Aug 01, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
|Vomiting, Chills, Diarrhoea, Urinary Tract Infection, Arthralgia|
This is a Lexapro side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Oct 09, 2007. Concurrently used drugs:
|Asthenia, Abdominal Discomfort, Diarrhoea|
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Aug 25, 2011. A patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 234.0 lb, was treated with Lexapro. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: asthenia, abdominal discomfort, diarrhoea. Lexapro dosage: 20 Mg.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
Lexapro Diarrhoea Causes and Reviews
What is diarrhea?
Diarrhea is loose, watery stools (bowel movements). You have diarrhea if you have loose stools three or more times in one day. Acute diarrhea is diarrhea that lasts a short time. It is a common problem. It usually lasts about one or two days, but it may last longer. Then it goes away on its own.
Diarrhea lasting more than a few days may be a sign of a more serious problem. Chronic diarrhea -- diarrhea that lasts at least four weeks -- can be a symptom of a chronic disease. Chronic diarrhea symptoms may be continual, or they may come and go.Who gets diarrhea?
People of all ages can get diarrhea. On average, adults In the United States have acute diarrhea once a year. Young children have it an average of twice a year.
People who visit developing countries are at risk for traveler's diarrhea. It is caused by consuming contaminated food or water.What causes diarrhea?
The most common causes of diarrhea include
- Bacteria from contaminated food or water
- Viruses such as the flu, norovirus, or rotavirus . Rotavirus is the most common cause of acute diarrhea in children.
- Parasites, which are tiny organisms found in contaminated food or water
- Medicines such as antibiotics, cancer drugs, and antacids that contain magnesium
- Food intolerances and sensitivities, which are problems digesting certain ingredients or foods. An example is lactose intolerance.
- Diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine, or colon, such as Crohn's disease
- Problems with how the colon functions, such as irritable bowel syndrome
Some people also get diarrhea after stomach surgery, because sometimes the surgeries can cause food to move through your digestive system more quickly.
Sometimes no cause can be found. If your diarrhea goes away within a few days, finding the cause is usually not necessary.What other symptoms might I have with diarrhea?
Other possible symptoms of diarrhea include
- Cramps or pain in the abdomen
- An urgent need to use the bathroom
- Loss of bowel control
If a virus or bacteria is the cause of your diarrhea, you may also have a fever, chills, and bloody stools.
Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means that your body does not have enough fluid to work properly. Dehydration can be serious, especially for children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.When should I see a doctor for diarrhea?
Although it is usually not harmful, diarrhea can become dangerous or signal a more serious problem. Contact your health care provider if you have
- Signs of dehydration
- Diarrhea for more than 2 days, if you are an adult. For children, contact the provider if it lasts more than 24 hours.
- Severe pain in your abdomen or rectum (for adults)
- A fever of 102 degrees or higher
- Stools containing blood or pus
- Stools that are black and tarry
If children have diarrhea, parents or caregivers should not hesitate to call a health care provider. Diarrhea can be especially dangerous in newborns and infants.How is the cause of diarrhea diagnosed?
To find the cause of diarrhea, your health care provider may
- Do a physical exam
- Ask about any medicines you are taking
- Test your stool or blood to look for bacteria, parasites, or other signs of disease or infection
- Ask you to stop eating certain foods to see whether your diarrhea goes away
If you have chronic diarrhea, your health care provider may perform other tests to look for signs of disease.What are the treatments for diarrhea?
Diarrhea is treated by replacing lost fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. Depending on the cause of the problem, you may need medicines to stop the diarrhea or treat an infection.
Adults with diarrhea should drink water, fruit juices, sports drinks, sodas without caffeine, and salty broths. As your symptoms improve, you can eat soft, bland food.
Children with diarrhea should be given oral rehydration solutions to replace lost fluids and electrolytes.Can diarrhea be prevented?
Two types of diarrhea can be prevented - rotavirus diarrhea and traveler's diarrhea. There are vaccines for rotavirus. They are given to babies in two or three doses.
You can help prevent traveler's diarrhea by being careful about what you eat and drink when you are in developing countries:
- Use only bottled or purified water for drinking, making ice cubes, and brushing your teeth
- If you do use tap water, boil it or use iodine tablets
- Make sure that the cooked food you eat is fully cooked and served hot
- Avoid unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Lexapro Diarrhoea 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?????|