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Lexapro Irritability Side Effects

Lexapro Irritability Side Effect Reports


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

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



Homicide, Hallucination, Auditory, Anxiety, Nervousness, Agitation, Withdrawal Syndrome, Irritability, Feeling Abnormal

This Irritability side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 42-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety,depression. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Homicide
  • Hallucination, Auditory
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Agitation
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Irritability
  • Feeling Abnormal
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Suicide Attempt, Overdose, Depression, Irritability, Paraesthesia, Crying, Agitation

This Irritability Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (20 Milligram, Tablets) side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 12, 2012. A Female , 50 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (20 Milligram, Tablets). The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Overdose
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Paraesthesia
  • Crying
  • Agitation
. Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (20 Milligram, Tablets) dosage: 20mg (20mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Suicidal Ideation, Weight Increased, Hyperhidrosis, Tremor, Feeling Cold, Irritability, Blood Testosterone Decreased, Libido Decreased

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 40-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:NA, start time: 2008), combined with:
  • Wellburtin (bupropion Hydrochloride) (bupropion Hydrochloride)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Irritability side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Weight Increased
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Tremor
  • Feeling Cold
  • Irritability
  • Blood Testosterone Decreased
  • Libido Decreased
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lexapro treatment in patients suffering from depression, resulting in Irritability.

Fatigue, Irritability, Depression, Therapeutic Response Decreased, Product Substitution Issue

A female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: depression,anxiety started Lexapro treatment (dosage: NA) on Oct 01, 2012. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Therapeutic Response Decreased
  • Product Substitution Issue
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Irritability.
Irritability, Anxiety, Social Avoidant Behaviour

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Lexapro on Mar 27, 2013. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: irritability, anxiety, social avoidant behaviour Additional patient health information: Female , 52 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Anxiety, Irritability, Tachyphrenia, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Aphagia, Insomnia, Weight Decreased, Loss Of Employment

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Irritability side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 59-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression and used Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting May 12, 2012. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Tachyphrenia
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
  • Aphagia
  • Insomnia
  • Weight Decreased
  • Loss Of Employment
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Irritability, may still occur.
Irritability, Tension

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Feb 22, 2013 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg. Daily Po) . Location: US , 52 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: irritability, tension. Additional medications/treatments:
Amnesia, Irritability, Depression, Mood Swings, Feeling Abnormal

This Irritability problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): anxiety,hypertension,ankylosing spondylitis.On Jun 10, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Benicar
  • Humira
When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Amnesia
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • Feeling Abnormal
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Irritability, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Screaming, Irritability, Diabetes Mellitus

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 47-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 2003. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Propranolol
  • Seroquel
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Screaming
  • Irritability
  • Diabetes Mellitus
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Irritability and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Flatulence, Irritability, Insomnia, Anxiety, Abdominal Pain Upper

This Irritability side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Apr 22, 2011. A patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 220.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: flatulence, irritability, insomnia, anxiety, abdominal pain upper. Lexapro dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Niaspan
  • Niaspan
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Weight Increased, Nail Growth Abnormal, Mood Altered, Irritability, Mania, Hair Growth Abnormal, Kleptomania, Delusion, Weight Loss Poor

This Irritability side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: post concussion syndrome,depression. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg Lexapro 1x Daily Oral Tablet), which was started on Mar 01, 2007. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Weight Increased
  • Nail Growth Abnormal
  • Mood Altered
  • Irritability
  • Mania
  • Hair Growth Abnormal
  • Kleptomania
  • Delusion
  • Weight Loss Poor
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Fatigue, Somnolence, Depression, Paraesthesia, Irritability

This Irritability Lexapro side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Oct 27, 2010. A Female , 62 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Fatigue
  • Somnolence
  • Depression
  • Paraesthesia
  • Irritability
. Lexapro dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Lopressor
  • Fentanyl-100 (Q 72 Hours)
  • Metoprolol
Depression, Product Substitution Issue, Irritability

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 15-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: Mar 01, 2011), combined with:
  • Depakote Er (500mg 250mg @ Hs)
  • Depakote Er (500mg 250mg @ Hs)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Irritability side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Depression
  • Product Substitution Issue
  • Irritability
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 Irritability.
Irritability, Aggression

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: anxiety,contraception started Lexapro treatment (dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day) on Jan 01, 2011. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Irritability
  • Aggression
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Depo-provera (Unk)
  • Klonopin (0.5 Mg, As Needed)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Irritability.
Suicidal Ideation, Weight Increased, Agitation, Irritability, Insomnia, Anxiety

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Lexapro on Jan 12, 2011. After Lexapro was administered, patient encountered several Lexapro side effects: suicidal ideation, weight increased, agitation, irritability, insomnia, anxiety Additional patient health information: Female , 14 years of age, weighting 155.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: 10 Mg Once Daily Po. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Crying, Depression, Dizziness, Feelings Of Worthlessness, Irritability, Suicidal Ideation

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Irritability side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 45-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): anxiety,depression and used Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral) starting Jan 02, 2007. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Crying
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Feelings Of Worthlessness
  • Irritability
  • Suicidal Ideation
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Irritability, may still occur.
Anger, Delusion, Irritability, Mania

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jul 21, 2009 by a male taking Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 58 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: anger, delusion, irritability, mania. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Toprol-xl
  • Lipitor
Depression, Diabetic Neuropathy, Irritability, Pain, Treatment Failure

This Irritability problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 69-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Aug 31, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg Once A Day Tab). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Cymbalta
When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Depression
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Irritability
  • Pain
  • Treatment Failure
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Irritability, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Agitation, Anxiety, Depersonalisation, Disturbance In Attention, Dizziness, Headache, Irritability, Vertigo

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 35-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety,depression and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg Qd Po) starting Nov 24, 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Depersonalisation
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Vertigo
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Irritability and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Anxiety, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Artery Occlusion, Crying, Irritability, Nervousness, Overdose, Pain In Extremity, Sensory Disturbance

This Irritability side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jun 05, 2009. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: anxiety, coronary artery disease, coronary artery occlusion, crying, irritability, nervousness, overdose, pain in extremity, sensory disturbance. Lexapro dosage: See Image. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
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Lexapro Irritability Causes and Reviews


For most adults, moderate alcohol use is probably not harmful. However, about 18 million adult Americans have an alcohol use disorder (AUD). This means that their drinking causes distress and harm. It includes alcoholism and alcohol abuse.

Alcoholism, or alcohol dependence, is a disease that causes

  • Craving - a strong need to drink
  • Loss of control - not being able to stop drinking once you've started
  • Physical dependence - withdrawal symptoms
  • Tolerance - the need to drink more alcohol to feel the same effect

With alcohol abuse, you are not physically dependent, but you still have a serious problem. The drinking may cause problems at home, work, or school. It may cause you to put yourself in dangerous situations, or lead to legal or social problems.

Another common problem is binge drinking. It is drinking about five or more drinks in two hours for men. For women, it is about four or more drinks in two hours.

Too much alcohol is dangerous. Heavy drinking can increase the risk of certain cancers. It can cause damage to the liver, brain, and other organs. Drinking during pregnancy can harm your baby. Alcohol also increases the risk of death from car crashes, injuries, homicide, and suicide.

You may have an AUD if you can answer yes to two or more of these questions:

In the past year, have you

  • Ended up drinking more or for a longer time than you had planned to?
  • Wanted to cut down or stop drinking, or tried to, but couldn't?
  • Spent a lot of your time drinking, or recovering from drinking?
  • Felt a strong need to drink?
  • Found that drinking - or being sick from drinking - often interfered with your family life, job, or school?
  • Kept drinking even though it was causing trouble with your family or friends?
  • Given up or cut back on activities that you enjoyed just so you could drink?
  • Gotten into dangerous situations while drinking or after drinking? Some examples are driving drunk and having unsafe sex.
  • Kept drinking even though it was making you feel depressed or anxious? Or when it was adding to another health problem?
  • Had to drink more and more to feel the effects of the alcohol?
  • Had withdrawal symptoms when the alcohol was wearing off? They include trouble sleeping, shakiness, Irritability, anxiety, depression, restlessness, nausea, and sweating. In severe cases, you could have a fever, seizures, or hallucinations.

If you have any of these symptoms, your drinking may already be a cause for concern. The more symptoms you have, the more serious the problem is. If you think you might have an AUD, see your health care provider for an evaluation. Your provider can help make a treatment plan, prescribe medicines, and if needed, give you treatment referrals.

NIH: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism


Lexapro Irritability 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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