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Lexapro Dizziness Side Effects

Lexapro Dizziness Side Effect Reports


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

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



Dizziness, Nausea

This Dizziness side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 43-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Lexapro Or Escitalopram (dosage: NA), which was started on Jan 13, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro Or Escitalopram the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro Or Escitalopram.
Weight Increased, Blood Triglycerides Increased, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Paraesthesia, Extrasystoles, Dizziness, Balance Disorder

This Dizziness Lexapro side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Dec 23, 2013. A Female , 41 years of age, weighting 250.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Weight Increased
  • Blood Triglycerides Increased
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased
  • Paraesthesia
  • Extrasystoles
  • Dizziness
  • Balance Disorder
. Lexapro dosage: Taken By Mouth. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Dizziness, Impaired Driving Ability

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 46-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Dizziness side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Dizziness
  • Impaired Driving Ability
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 depression, resulting in Dizziness.

Palpitations, Dyspnoea, Dizziness, Feeling Hot, Nausea, Paraesthesia

A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DK with the following symptoms: depression,dizziness,gastritis started Lexapro treatment (dosage: 10 Mg) on May 13, 2012. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Palpitations
  • Dyspnoea
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling Hot
  • Nausea
  • Paraesthesia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Adetphos (300 Mg)
  • Rebamipide (300 Mg)
  • Gasmotin (15 Mg)
  • Alositol (100 Mg)
  • Takepron (15 Mg)
  • Myslee (10 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Dizziness.
Nausea, Vertigo, Dizziness, Presyncope, Hypertension

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Lexapro on Jul 02, 2013. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: nausea, vertigo, dizziness, presyncope, hypertension Additional patient health information: Female , 64 years of age, weighting 291.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Convulsion, Dizziness

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Dizziness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 61-year-old female patient from DK (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg) starting NS. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Convulsion
  • Dizziness
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dizziness, may still occur.
Suicidal Ideation, Dizziness, Nausea, Hallucination, Hypoaesthesia, Tachyphrenia

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Oct 12, 2012 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 31 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: suicidal ideation, dizziness, nausea, hallucination, hypoaesthesia, tachyphrenia. Additional medications/treatments:
Anaemia, Fall, Contusion, Dizziness, Fatigue

This Dizziness problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 90-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On 2012 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Aspirin (acetylsalicylic Acid)
  • Warfarin (warfarin)
  • Diazepam (diazepam)
When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Anaemia
  • Fall
  • Contusion
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
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 Dizziness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Withdrawal Syndrome, Abdominal Discomfort, Dizziness, Visual Field Defect

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DK. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depression,anxiety and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Dizziness
  • Visual Field Defect
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Dizziness and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Feeling Hot, Paraesthesia, Dizziness, Nausea, Headache, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Asthenia, Anxiety

This Dizziness side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Mar 08, 2013. A female patient from US , 71 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro / Forest Pharmace. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: feeling hot, paraesthesia, dizziness, nausea, headache, musculoskeletal stiffness, asthenia, anxiety. Lexapro / Forest Pharmace dosage: Took 1/2 Tab 20 Mg 1x Day. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro / Forest Pharmace.
Dizziness, Hallucination, Disturbance In Attention, Feeling Abnormal

This Dizziness side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 22-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: negative thoughts. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: NA), which was started on Feb 21, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Dizziness
  • Hallucination
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Feeling Abnormal
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Vertigo, Dizziness, Fall, Product Substitution Issue

This Dizziness Lexapro side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Jan 18, 2013. A Female , 70 years of age, weighting 170.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Fall
  • Product Substitution Issue
. Lexapro dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Chills, Dizziness, Tremor, Akathisia, Disinhibition, Memory Impairment, Disturbance In Attention, Headache, Mydriasis

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 16-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: headache,anxiety, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:NA, start time: Sep 10, 2012), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Dizziness side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Chills
  • Dizziness
  • Tremor
  • Akathisia
  • Disinhibition
  • Memory Impairment
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Headache
  • Mydriasis
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 headache,anxiety, resulting in Dizziness.
Abdominal Pain Upper, Influenza Like Illness, Somnolence, Fatigue, Myalgia, Dizziness

A 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Lexapro treatment (dosage: NA) on Feb 21, 2011. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Influenza Like Illness
  • Somnolence
  • Fatigue
  • Myalgia
  • Dizziness
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Provigil
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Qd, Oral)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Dizziness.
Dizziness, Tremor, Flatulence

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Lexapro on Jul 06, 2009. After Lexapro was administered, patient encountered several Lexapro side effects: dizziness, tremor, flatulence Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 129.1 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Stress, Chest Discomfort, Dizziness, Suicidal Ideation, Dyspnoea, Tremor, Anxiety, Depression, Muscle Spasms

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Dizziness 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 Mar 15, 2012. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Stress
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Dizziness
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Dyspnoea
  • Tremor
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Muscle Spasms
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Xenazine ((12.5 Mg Tid Oral))
Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dizziness, may still occur.
Abdominal Pain Upper, Influenza Like Illness, Somnolence, Dizziness, Myalgia, Fatigue

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Jun 15, 2011 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , 41 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: abdominal pain upper, influenza like illness, somnolence, dizziness, myalgia, fatigue. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Qd, Oral)
  • Provigil
Flushing, Transient Ischaemic Attack, Dizziness

This Dizziness problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression,arthritis.On Apr 06, 2010 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: Using Lexapro, 20mg). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Ultram
  • Triamterene And Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Synthroid
  • Neurontin
  • Prilosec
When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Flushing
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack
  • Dizziness
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 Dizziness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Migraine, Dizziness, Nausea, Renal Pain, Tremor, Rash

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depression,stress and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: 10mgs Once Daily 7 Days) starting Jan 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Migraine
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Renal Pain
  • Tremor
  • Rash
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Dizziness and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion, Loss Of Consciousness, Convulsion, Dizziness

This Dizziness side effect was reported by a health professional from DENMARK on Feb 10, 2012. A female patient from DENMARK , 84 years of age, was treated with Lexapro. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion, loss of consciousness, convulsion, dizziness. Lexapro dosage: 5 Mg (5 Mg, 1 In 1 D),oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Durotep (fentanyl) (fentanyl)
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
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Lexapro Dizziness Causes and Reviews


When you're dizzy, you may feel lightheaded, woozy, or disoriented. If you feel like you or the room are spinning, you have vertigo. These feelings may make you lose your balance.

Dizziness can have many different causes. A sudden drop in blood pressure or being dehydrated can make you dizzy. Many people feel lightheaded if they get up too quickly from sitting or lying down. Certain medicines and problems with your inner ear may cause Dizziness. So can motion sickness. Sometimes Dizziness can be a symptom of other disorders.

As people get older, they may have more health problems and take more medicines. This makes them more likely to have problems with Dizziness and balance.

Dizziness usually gets better by itself or is easily treated. If you are dizzy often, you should see your health care provider to find the cause.

NIH: National Institutes of Health


Lexapro Dizziness 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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