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Lexapro Insomnia Side Effects

Lexapro Insomnia Side Effect Reports


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

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



Discomfort, Chest Discomfort, Decreased Appetite, Insomnia, Back Pain, Tremor, Palpitations, Blood Pressure Increased

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a health professional from DK. A 53-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg), which was started on Mar 27, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Discomfort
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Back Pain
  • Tremor
  • Palpitations
  • Blood Pressure Increased
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Feeling Abnormal, Insomnia

This Insomnia Lexapro side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US on Aug 21, 2013. A Female , 16 years of age, weighting 115.5 lb, was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Insomnia
. Lexapro dosage: 1 Tab (10 Mg) Qhs/bedtime Oral. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Major Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attack, Fear, Decreased Appetite, Headache, Dry Mouth, Insomnia, Palpitations

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 53-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:5 Milligrams Once Daily Po, start time: Dec 10, 2010), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Major Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attack
  • Fear
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Headache
  • Dry Mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Palpitations
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 Insomnia.

Chest Pain, Anxiety, Headache, Insomnia

A female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: anxiety started Lexapro treatment (dosage: NA) on 199807. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Chest Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prempro
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Insomnia.
Suicidal Ideation, Diarrhoea, Insomnia, Neck Pain, Crying, Feeling Abnormal

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Lexapro on Oct 12, 2012. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: suicidal ideation, diarrhoea, insomnia, neck pain, crying, feeling abnormal Additional patient health information: Female , 84 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: (5 Mg, 1 In 1 D). Concurrently used drugs:
  • Vitamin B 12
Ataxia, Vertigo, Panic Attack, Hallucination, Insomnia

This report suggests a potential Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) 20 Milligram, Tableets) Insomnia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 61-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): anxiety and used Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) 20 Milligram, Tableets) (dosage: 20mg (20mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral) starting Oct 25, 2011. Soon after starting Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) 20 Milligram, Tableets) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Ataxia
  • Vertigo
  • Panic Attack
  • Hallucination
  • Insomnia
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) 20 Milligram, Tableets) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Insomnia, may still occur.
Anxiety, Irritability, Tachyphrenia, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Aphagia, Insomnia, Weight Decreased, Loss Of Employment

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Mar 21, 2013 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 59 years of age, weighting 124.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: anxiety, irritability, tachyphrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, aphagia, insomnia, weight decreased, loss of employment. Additional medications/treatments:
Depressed Mood, Insomnia, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Panic Attack, Visual Impairment, Abdominal Discomfort, Palpitations, Product Substitution Issue, Disease Recurrence

This Insomnia problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 69-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression.On Oct 15, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: 20mg 1/2 Tab. A Day Po). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Escitalopram
When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Depressed Mood
  • Insomnia
  • Activities Of Daily Living Impaired
  • Panic Attack
  • Visual Impairment
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Palpitations
  • Product Substitution Issue
  • Disease Recurrence
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Insomnia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Product Substitution Issue, Nausea, Blood Pressure Increased, Heart Rate Increased, Hyperhidrosis, Nightmare, Crying, Insomnia, Chest Discomfort

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: post-traumatic stress disorder,depression and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: 20mg 1 In Pm Po) starting May 24, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Product Substitution Issue
  • Nausea
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Heart Rate Increased
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Nightmare
  • Crying
  • Insomnia
  • Chest Discomfort
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Insomnia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Blood Pressure Increased, Confusional State, Insomnia, Restlessness, Memory Impairment, Nasal Congestion, Adverse Event

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Sep 25, 2012. A patient from US , 38 years of age, weighting 210.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: blood pressure increased, confusional state, insomnia, restlessness, memory impairment, nasal congestion, adverse event. Lexapro dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Urticaria, Cheilitis, Dyspnoea, Heart Rate Irregular, Arthralgia, Scratch, Insomnia

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 42-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg Once A Day Po), which was started on Jan 01, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Urticaria
  • Cheilitis
  • Dyspnoea
  • Heart Rate Irregular
  • Arthralgia
  • Scratch
  • Insomnia
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Convulsion, Hallucination, Paranoia, Insomnia, Epileptic Psychosis

This Insomnia Lexapro side effect was reported by a health professional from DK on Dec 20, 2012. A male , 63 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Convulsion
  • Hallucination
  • Paranoia
  • Insomnia
  • Epileptic Psychosis
. Lexapro dosage: 10 Mg. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Landsen (2 Mg)
  • Nizatidine (75 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized.
Convulsion, Hallucination, Paranoia, Epileptic Psychosis, Insomnia

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 63-year-old patient (weight:NA) from DK, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:10 Mg, start time: Mar 19, 2012), combined with:
  • Landsen (2 Mg)
  • Nizatidine (75 Mg)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Convulsion
  • Hallucination
  • Paranoia
  • Epileptic Psychosis
  • Insomnia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lexapro treatment in patients suffering from depression, resulting in Insomnia.
Insomnia, Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Respiratory Depression, Gait Disturbance, Micturition Urgency, Muscular Weakness, Fatigue

A 42-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Lexapro treatment (dosage: NA) on Jun 01, 2010. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Insomnia
  • Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased
  • Headache
  • Multiple Sclerosis Relapse
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Micturition Urgency
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Fatigue
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Adderall 10
  • Zocor
  • Vitamin B12
  • Simvastatin
  • Neurontin
  • Baclofen
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Folate Sodium (folate Sodium)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Insomnia.
Mental Disorder, Cognitive Disorder, Moaning, Blood Pressure Increased, Insomnia, Feeling Jittery, Peripheral Coldness, Aggression, Abnormal Behaviour

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Lexapro on Feb 03, 2012. After Lexapro was administered, patient encountered several Lexapro side effects: mental disorder, cognitive disorder, moaning, blood pressure increased, insomnia, feeling jittery, peripheral coldness, aggression, abnormal behaviour Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 153.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Lexapro dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Doxepin Hcl
  • Wellbutrin
  • Duragesic-100
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Qd)
  • Adderall 5
  • Baclofen
The patient was hospitalized.
Feeling Jittery, Moaning, Cognitive Disorder, Mental Disorder, Insomnia, Peripheral Coldness, Aggression, Blood Pressure Increased

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Insomnia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Dec 01, 2010. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Feeling Jittery
  • Moaning
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Mental Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Peripheral Coldness
  • Aggression
  • Blood Pressure Increased
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Duragesic-100
  • Doxepin Hcl
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Qd)
  • Adderall 5
  • Baclofen
  • Wellbutrin
The patient was hospitalized. Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Insomnia, may still occur.
Hepatitis B Antibody Positive, Hepatitis C, Fatigue, Insomnia, Hepatitis A Antibody Positive, Oedema Peripheral

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Nov 08, 2011 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: 1 In 1 Day, 20 Mg 1.5 Tabs Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 51 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: hepatitis b antibody positive, hepatitis c, fatigue, insomnia, hepatitis a antibody positive, oedema peripheral. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Hydroxychlor (2 In 1 Day: Twice A Day With Meals)
  • Percocet (10/325 Mg As Required)
  • Pantoprazole (Daily)
  • Soma (As Required)
  • Klonopin (1 In 1 Day, At Bedtime)
  • Mirtazapine (1 In 1 Day, At Bedtime)
  • Humira
Anxiety, Deafness, Insomnia, Tinnitus

This Insomnia problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 28-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression,anxiety.On Dec 14, 2011 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:
  • Anxiety
  • Deafness
  • Insomnia
  • Tinnitus
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Insomnia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Food Craving, Insomnia, Depression, Blood Glucose Abnormal, Fatigue, Weight Increased

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 58-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depression and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Mar 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Abilify (Taken As Conmed Past 3 Years)
  • Revatio
  • Quinapril
  • Dostinex
  • Diltiazem Hcl
  • Ritalin
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Food Craving
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Blood Glucose Abnormal
  • Fatigue
  • Weight Increased
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Insomnia and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Loss Of Consciousness, Nausea, Hyperventilation, Insomnia, Palpitations, Muscle Contracture, Hypoaesthesia

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DENMARK on Nov 22, 2011. A female patient from DENMARK , 38 years of age, weighting 85.98 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: loss of consciousness, nausea, hyperventilation, insomnia, palpitations, muscle contracture, hypoaesthesia. Lexapro dosage: 10 Mg (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D). These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
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Lexapro Insomnia Causes and Reviews


Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. If you have it, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, you may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up.

Symptoms of Insomnia include:

  • Lying awake for a long time before you fall asleep
  • Sleeping for only short periods
  • Being awake for much of the night
  • Feeling as if you haven't slept at all
  • Waking up too early

Your doctor will diagnose Insomnia based on your medical and sleep histories and a physical exam. He or she also may recommend a sleep study. A sleep study measures how well you sleep and how your body responds to sleep problems. Treatments include good sleep habits, counseling, and medicines.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Lexapro Insomnia 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.
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