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Lexapro Headache Side Effects

Lexapro Headache Side Effect Reports


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

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



Headache, Nausea, Serotonin Syndrome, Muscular Weakness, Abdominal Pain Upper, Thirst, Blood Glucose Increased, Blood Bilirubin Increased

This Headache side effect was reported by a health professional from DK. A 77-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg), which was started on Apr 25, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Opalmon
  • Myslee
  • Depas
  • Amlodin Od
  • Onealfa
  • Bayaspirin
  • Crestor
  • Omepral
When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Serotonin Syndrome
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Thirst
  • Blood Glucose Increased
  • Blood Bilirubin Increased
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Activation Syndrome, Disturbance In Attention, Headache, Tension, Hyperhidrosis

This Headache Lexapro side effect was reported by a health professional from DK on Sep 17, 2013. A male , 46 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Activation Syndrome
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Headache
  • Tension
  • Hyperhidrosis
. Lexapro dosage: 10 Mg. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Flunitrazepam (1 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized.
Headache, Product Quality Issue

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:Lexapro 10 Mg Daily Oral, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Headache side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Headache
  • Product Quality Issue
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 Headache.

Major Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attack, Fear, Decreased Appetite, Headache, Dry Mouth, Insomnia, Palpitations

A 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Lexapro treatment (dosage: 5 Milligrams Once Daily Po) on Dec 10, 2010. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Major Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attack
  • Fear
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Headache
  • Dry Mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Palpitations
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Headache.
Chest Pain, Anxiety, Headache, Insomnia

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Lexapro on May 01, 2013. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: chest pain, anxiety, headache, insomnia Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 410.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prempro
The patient was hospitalized.
Blood Pressure Increased, Cold Sweat, Headache, Burning Sensation, Feeling Abnormal, Nausea

This report suggests a potential Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) Headache side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (dosage: 5 Gm, 1 In 1 D?) starting NS. Soon after starting Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Cold Sweat
  • Headache
  • Burning Sensation
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Nausea
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Armour (thyroid (thyroid)
  • Ativan (lorazepam) (lorazepam)
  • Xanax (alprazolam) (alprazolam)
  • Catapres (clonidine) (clonidine)
Although Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Headache, may still occur.
Feeling Hot, Paraesthesia, Dizziness, Nausea, Headache, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Asthenia, Anxiety

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Mar 08, 2013 by a Female taking Lexapro / Forest Pharmace (dosage: Took 1/2 Tab 20 Mg 1x Day) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 71 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: feeling hot, paraesthesia, dizziness, nausea, headache, musculoskeletal stiffness, asthenia, anxiety. Additional medications/treatments:
Chills, Dizziness, Tremor, Akathisia, Disinhibition, Memory Impairment, Disturbance In Attention, Headache, Mydriasis

This Headache problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 16-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): headache,anxiety.On Sep 10, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Chills
  • Dizziness
  • Tremor
  • Akathisia
  • Disinhibition
  • Memory Impairment
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Headache
  • Mydriasis
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Headache, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Loss Of Consciousness, Bradycardia, Headache, Asthenia, Parosmia

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 35-year-old patient (weight: NA) from DK. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depression and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg) starting Dec 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Bradycardia
  • Headache
  • Asthenia
  • Parosmia
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Headache and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Vision Blurred, Nausea, Trance, Sudden Onset Of Sleep, Catatonia, Nasal Congestion, Headache, Dry Eye

This Headache side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Apr 25, 2012. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 37 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: vision blurred, nausea, trance, sudden onset of sleep, catatonia, nasal congestion, headache, dry eye. Lexapro dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Tysabri
  • Tysabri
  • Lithium Carbonate
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Headache, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Rhabdomyolysis, Anaemia, Peptic Ulcer, Pneumonia, Rash, Hepatitis

This Headache side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 21-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: NA), which was started on Mar 17, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Adderall 5
  • Lamictal
When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Anaemia
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pneumonia
  • Rash
  • Hepatitis
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Hepatic Steatosis, Headache

This Headache Lexapro side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Apr 05, 2012. A Female , 69 years of age, weighting 155.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Hepatic Steatosis
  • Headache
. Lexapro dosage: Started Years Ago. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Nabumetone (Started 4 Years Ago)
  • Tylenol Pm Extra Strength (Started Taking 22 Years Ago; Stopped Taking A Couple Of Years Ago.)
  • Extra Strength Tylenol
  • Extra Strength Tylenol (2 Every 2-4 Hours For 22 Years 8-9 Extra Strength Tylenols Per Day Total. D/c A Couple Years Ago)
  • ^vitamins^ (nos)
  • Extra Strength Tylenol (Started Taking 2 Tabs As Needed About 6 Months Ago)
  • Amlodipine (Started 22 Years Ago)
  • Clonazepam (Started 22 Years Ago)
Insomnia, Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Respiratory Depression, Gait Disturbance, Micturition Urgency, Muscular Weakness, Fatigue

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 42-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:NA, start time: Jun 01, 2010), combined with:
  • Adderall 10
  • Zocor
  • Vitamin B12
  • Simvastatin
  • Neurontin
  • Baclofen
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Folate Sodium (folate Sodium)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Headache side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Insomnia
  • Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased
  • Headache
  • Multiple Sclerosis Relapse
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Micturition Urgency
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Fatigue
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 Headache.
Hypertension, Mental Status Changes, Hypokalaemia, Headache, Dysarthria, Asthenia

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: post-traumatic stress disorder,insomnia,fibromyalgia,bipolar disorder started Lexapro treatment (dosage: NA) on Nov 29, 2008. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Hypertension
  • Mental Status Changes
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Headache
  • Dysarthria
  • Asthenia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ambien
  • Lyrica
  • Clonazepam
  • Ibuprofen
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Headache.
Somnolence, Headache, Decreased Appetite

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Lexapro on Dec 07, 2011. After Lexapro was administered, patient encountered several Lexapro side effects: somnolence, headache, decreased appetite Additional patient health information: Female , 50 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Lexapro dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lisinopril
  • Kombiglyze Xr
Hypersensitivity, Suicidal Ideation, Incorrect Dose Administered, Uterine Disorder, Nausea, Headache, Withdrawal Syndrome

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Headache side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression and used Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg, Daily) starting Jan 01, 2009. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
  • Uterine Disorder
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Lamictal (Unk)
  • Chantix (1 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Ibuprofen (Unk)
  • Doxycycline Hyclate (Unk)
  • Zocor (40 Mg, Daily)
  • Paxil Cr
  • Lyrica (Unk)
  • Chantix (0.5 Mg, 1x/day)
Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Headache, may still occur.
Deep Vein Thrombosis, Depression, Pain In Extremity, Mental Disorder, Groin Pain, Headache, Anxiety, Chest Pain, Epistaxis

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Feb 01, 2012 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: 10/20 Mg) . Location: UNITED STATES , 46 years of age, weighting 180.4 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: deep vein thrombosis, depression, pain in extremity, mental disorder, groin pain, headache, anxiety, chest pain, epistaxis. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Yaz (1 Df (daily Dose), ,)
  • Benicar
  • Yaz (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized.
Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Headache, Nausea

This Headache problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Oct 06, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Keppra
  • Ropinirole
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Daily, Oral)
  • Xanax
When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Nausea
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Headache, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Headache, Productive Cough, Rhinitis, Upper-airway Cough Syndrome, Fatigue

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: hormone level abnormal,vitamin supplementation,hypersensitivity and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Oct 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Vitamin D
  • Singulair
  • Wellbutrin
  • Humira
  • Zocor
  • Vitamin Tab
  • Humira
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Productive Cough
  • Rhinitis
  • Upper-airway Cough Syndrome
  • Fatigue
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Headache and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Back Pain, Abdominal Discomfort, Injection Site Pain, Crohn's Disease, Injection Site Induration, Weight Increased, Headache

This Headache side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on May 25, 2011. A patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 160.1 lb, was treated with Lexapro. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: back pain, abdominal discomfort, injection site pain, crohn's disease, injection site induration, weight increased, headache. Lexapro dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Humira
  • Humira
  • Mirapex
  • Humira
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
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Lexapro Headache Causes and Reviews


Almost everyone has had a Headache. Headache is the most common form of pain. It's a major reason people miss days at work or school or visit the doctor.

The most common type of Headache is a tension Headache. Tension Headaches are due to tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp and jaw. They are often related to stress, depression or anxiety. You are more likely to get tension Headaches if you work too much, don't get enough sleep, miss meals, or use alcohol.

Other common types of Headaches include migraines, cluster Headaches, and sinus Headaches. Most people can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax and taking pain relievers.

Not all Headaches require a doctor's attention. But sometimes Headaches warn of a more serious disorder. Let your health care provider know if you have sudden, severe Headaches. Get medical help right away if you have a Headache after a blow to your head, or if you have a Headache along with a stiff neck, fever, confusion, loss of consciousness, or pain in the eye or ear.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Lexapro Headache Reviews

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, 18 Apr 2011
About the third day, got sick. By the fifth day, side effects became stronger and the Headache began within 5 minutes of taking the pill as did the eustation tube pressure. Complete list of side effects: Flu like symptoms, severe Headache, alternating between the left and right side of my head, eustasion tube pressure, ringing in ears, dry eyes, dry mouth, drowsy, nasal drip, shortness of breath, severe stomach gas, loss of appetite. Getting off this drug.
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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