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Lexapro Hypertension Side Effects

Lexapro Hypertension Side Effect Reports


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

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



Oligohydramnios, Breech Presentation, Hypertension, Exposure During Pregnancy

This Hypertension side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 31-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prilosec
  • Macrobid
  • Tylenol
When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Oligohydramnios
  • Breech Presentation
  • Hypertension
  • Exposure During Pregnancy
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Dyskinesia, Shock, Nervousness, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Thinking Abnormal, Feeling Abnormal, Decreased Appetite

This Hypertension Lexapro side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jul 23, 2013. A Female , 59 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Dyskinesia
  • Shock
  • Nervousness
  • Hypertension
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Thinking Abnormal
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Decreased Appetite
. Lexapro dosage: 1, Daily, Po. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Nausea, Vertigo, Dizziness, Presyncope, Hypertension

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 64-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression,anxiety, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:NA, start time: Mar 16, 2012), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Hypertension side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Nausea
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Presyncope
  • Hypertension
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,anxiety, resulting in Hypertension.

Chest Pain, Bronchitis, Hypertension

A 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DK with the following symptoms: major depression started Lexapro treatment (dosage: 20 Mg) on 2011. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Chest Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Hypertension
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Opc-34712
  • Opc-34712 (1 Mg)
  • Lisinopril (20 Mg)
  • Coreg (6.25 Mg)
  • Acetaminophen (500 Mg)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Hypertension.
Hypertension, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Lexapro on Oct 12, 2012. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: hypertension, maternal exposure during pregnancy Additional patient health information: Female , 29 years of age, weighting 178.6 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Hypertension

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Hypertension side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 78-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression and used Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting 2012. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Hypertension
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Cymbalta (duloxetine Hydrochloride)
  • Cymbalta (duloxetine Hydrochloride)
  • Spiriva (tiotropium Bromide)(tiotropium Bromide)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (hydrochlorothiazide)(hydrochlorothiazide)
  • Synthroid (levothyroxine Sodium)(levothyroxine Sodium)
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin Calcium)(rosuvastatin Calcium)
  • Boniva (ibandronate Sodium)(ibandronate Sodium)
  • Dexlansoprazole (dexlansoprazole)(dexlansoprazole)
Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypertension, 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: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: deep vein thrombosis, pain, depression, hypertension, sleep apnoea syndrome, pain in extremity, anxiety, injury. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Ibuprofen (Approximately 6 Tablets Daily)
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Yaz
The patient was hospitalized.
Jaundice Neonatal, Hypertension, Atrial Septal Defect, Urinary Tract Infection Neonatal, Hydronephrosis, Cardiomegaly, Ventricular Septal Defect, Nodal Rhythm

This Hypertension problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS 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:
  • Jaundice Neonatal
  • Hypertension
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Urinary Tract Infection Neonatal
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Nodal Rhythm
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 Hypertension, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Hypertension, Mental Status Changes, Hypokalaemia, Headache, Dysarthria, Asthenia

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: post-traumatic stress disorder,insomnia,fibromyalgia,bipolar disorder and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Nov 29, 2008. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ambien
  • Lyrica
  • Clonazepam
  • Ibuprofen
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Hypertension
  • Mental Status Changes
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Headache
  • Dysarthria
  • Asthenia
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Hypertension and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Hypokalaemia, Dysarthria, Hypertension, Condition Aggravated, Mental Status Changes

This Hypertension side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Dec 12, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 197.1 lb, was treated with Lexapro. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: hypokalaemia, dysarthria, hypertension, condition aggravated, mental status changes. Lexapro dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day.
Associated medications used:
  • Vivelle (0.1 Mg, Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Breast Mass, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Wrist Fracture, Hypertension, Foot Fracture, Dementia Alzheimer's Type, Balance Disorder

This Hypertension side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A 65-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: NA), which was started on Jan 06, 2003. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cough Drop
When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Breast Mass
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Hypertension
  • Foot Fracture
  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type
  • Balance Disorder
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Blood Cholesterol Increased, Dysgeusia, Weight Increased, Pyrexia, Hypertension

This Hypertension Lexapro side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Nov 09, 2011. A Female , weighting 205.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased
  • Dysgeusia
  • Weight Increased
  • Pyrexia
  • Hypertension
. Lexapro dosage: 10mg 1x Per Day. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Delusion, Hypertension, Anxiety, Feeling Abnormal

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:10 Mg, Qd, start time: Jan 15, 2010), combined with:
  • Exelon (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Lorazepam (1 Mg, Unk)
  • Nexium (40 Mg, Qd)
  • Zyprexa (2.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Reclast (5 Mg/year)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Hypertension side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Delusion
  • Hypertension
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling Abnormal
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 Hypertension.
Hypertension

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: anxiety,headache,hormone level abnormal started Lexapro treatment (dosage: Unk) on NS. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Hypertension
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Advil Liqui-gels (200 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Prempro (Unk)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Hypertension.
Hypertension, Blood Glucose Increased, Depression, Anxiety

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Lexapro on Sep 20, 2011. After Lexapro was administered, patient encountered several Lexapro side effects: hypertension, blood glucose increased, depression, anxiety Additional patient health information: Female , 40 years of age, weighting 125.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: 10mg Or 5mg. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Off Label Use, Dizziness, Pulmonary Embolism, Hypertension, Chills, Increased Tendency To Bruise, Weight Increased, Migraine, Bronchial Hyperreactivity

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Hypertension side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 32-year-old female 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:
  • Off Label Use
  • Dizziness
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Hypertension
  • Chills
  • Increased Tendency To Bruise
  • Weight Increased
  • Migraine
  • Bronchial Hyperreactivity
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Nuvaring
The patient was hospitalized. Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypertension, may still occur.
Blood Pressure Decreased, Dizziness, Hypertension, Restlessness

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jan 18, 2010 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 78 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: blood pressure decreased, dizziness, hypertension, restlessness. Additional medications/treatments:
Contusion, Hypertension, Syncope

This Hypertension problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 76-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): anxiety.On Mar 13, 2010 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: 5 Mg (5 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Lorazepam
When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Contusion
  • Hypertension
  • Syncope
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Hypertension, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Abdominal Pain, Atrial Fibrillation, Cerebrovascular Accident, Chest Pain, Constipation, Cough, Dyspnoea, Hyperhidrosis, Hypertension

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 81-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depression and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: 5 Mg (5 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral; 10 Mg (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral) starting Jun 01, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Chest Pain
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Dyspnoea
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hypertension
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Hypertension and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Chest Pain, Condition Aggravated, Dysphagia, Hypertension, Swollen Tongue

This Hypertension side effect was reported by a health professional from DENMARK on Nov 13, 2009. A female patient from DENMARK , 40 years of age, was treated with Lexapro. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: chest pain, condition aggravated, dysphagia, hypertension, swollen tongue. Lexapro dosage: 5 Mg (5 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Nexium
  • Zopiclone
  • Levomepromazine
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
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Lexapro Hypertension Causes and Reviews


What is blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is called diastolic pressure.

Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually the systolic number comes before or above the diastolic number. For example, 120/80 means a systolic of 120 and a diastolic of 80.

How is high blood pressure diagnosed?

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. So the only way to find out if you have it is to get regular blood pressure checks from your health care provider. Your provider will use a gauge, a stethoscope or electronic sensor, and a blood pressure cuff. He or she will take two or more readings at separate appointments before making a diagnosis.

You have high blood pressure if your readings show that

  • Your systolic is 140 or higher OR
  • Your diastolic is 90 or higher

Some providers may consider you to have high blood pressure if you have other heart risk factors and

  • Your systolic is between 130 and 139 OR
  • Your diastolic is between 80 and 89

Blood pressure readings above 180 /120 are dangerously high and require immediate medical attention.

For children and teens, the health care provider compares the blood pressure reading to what is normal for other kids who are the same age, height, and gender.

What are the different types of high blood pressure?

There are two main types of high blood pressure: primary and secondary high blood pressure.

  • Primary, or essential, high blood pressure is the most common type of high blood pressure. For most people who get this kind of blood pressure, it develops over time as you get older.
  • Secondary high blood pressure is caused by another medical condition or use of certain medicines. It usually gets better after you treat that condition or stop taking the medicines that are causing it.
Why do I need to worry about high blood pressure?

When your blood pressure stays high over time, it causes the heart to pump harder and work overtime, possibly leading to serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and kidney failure.

What are the treatments for high blood pressure?

Treatments for high blood pressure include heart-healthy lifestyle changes and medicines.

You will work with your provider to come up with a treatment plan. It may include only the lifestyle changes. These changes, such as heart-healthy eating and exercise, can be very effective. But sometimes the changes do not control or lower your high blood pressure. Then you may need to take medicine. There are different types of blood pressure medicines. Some people need to take more than one type.

If your high blood pressure is caused by another medical condition or medicine, treating that condition or stopping the medicine may lower your blood pressure.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Lexapro Hypertension 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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