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Lexapro Mania Side Effects

Lexapro Mania Side Effect Reports


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

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



Mania, Suicide Attempt, Product Substitution Issue

This Mania side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 47-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: NA), which was started on Mar 15, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Mania
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Product Substitution Issue
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Asphyxia, Suicidal Ideation, Chest Pain, Tachycardia, Feeling Abnormal, Dyspnoea, Confusional State, Panic Attack, Mania

This Mania Lexapro side effect was reported by a health professional from DK on Jan 30, 2013. A Female , weighting 123.5 lb, was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Asphyxia
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Chest Pain
  • Tachycardia
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Dyspnoea
  • Confusional State
  • Panic Attack
  • Mania
. Lexapro dosage: 5 Mg. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Mania, Abnormal Behaviour, Overdose, Unevaluable Event

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 23-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety depression, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:20mg Once Daily Po, start time: Jan 01, 2009), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Mania side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Mania
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Overdose
  • Unevaluable Event
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lexapro treatment in female patients suffering from anxiety depression, resulting in Mania.

Mania, Hostility, Unemployment, Disease Recurrence, Economic Problem, Depression

A 47-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: depression started Lexapro treatment (dosage: 10 Mg) on Feb 16, 2011. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Mania
  • Hostility
  • Unemployment
  • Disease Recurrence
  • Economic Problem
  • Depression
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Mania.
Depression, Mania, Hypomania

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Lexapro on Nov 28, 2011. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: depression, mania, hypomania Additional patient health information: Female , 57 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Lexapro dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Saphris (5 Mg;hs;sl ; 10 Mg;hs;sl)
  • Saphris (5 Mg;hs;sl ; 10 Mg;hs;sl)
  • Saphris (5 Mg;hs;sl ; 10 Mg;hs;sl)
  • Saphris (5 Mg;hs;sl ; 10 Mg;hs;sl)
  • Crestor
  • Alene
  • Lamictal
  • Anafranil
Fatigue, Mania, Depression, Fungal Infection, Palpitations

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Mania side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 63-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression and used Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg (10 Mg,1 In 1 D),oral) starting Aug 12, 2011. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Fatigue
  • Mania
  • Depression
  • Fungal Infection
  • Palpitations
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Deplin (calcium Levomefolate) (calcium Levomefolate)
Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Mania, may still occur.
Logorrhoea, Compulsive Shopping, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Aggression, Affect Lability, Mania

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jul 13, 2011 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: DENMARK , 23 years of age, weighting 119.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: logorrhoea, compulsive shopping, psychomotor hyperactivity, aggression, affect lability, mania. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Weight Increased, Nail Growth Abnormal, Mood Altered, Irritability, Mania, Hair Growth Abnormal, Kleptomania, Delusion, Weight Loss Poor

This Mania 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): post concussion syndrome,depression.On Mar 01, 2007 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg Lexapro 1x Daily Oral Tablet). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Weight Increased
  • Nail Growth Abnormal
  • Mood Altered
  • Irritability
  • Mania
  • Hair Growth Abnormal
  • Kleptomania
  • Delusion
  • Weight Loss Poor
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Mania, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Depression, Pathological Gambling, Mania

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 31-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: 1 Tablet Daily Po) starting Jun 10, 2010. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Depression
  • Pathological Gambling
  • Mania
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Mania and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Mania

This Mania side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Jan 21, 2011. A patient from UNITED STATES , 61 years of age, was treated with Lexapro. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: mania. Lexapro dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Abilify (Initial Dose:10mg Daily,titrated Down To 5,then To 2mg Daily)
  • Nortriptyline
  • Ativan
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Dissociative Fugue, Loss Of Consciousness, Mania

This Mania side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 33-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg Once Per Day Oral, Pill), which was started on Sep 10, 2010. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Dissociative Fugue
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Mania
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Aggression, Compulsive Shopping, Hostility, Mania, Paranoia, Refusal Of Treatment By Patient, Restlessness, Suicidal Ideation

This Mania Lexapro side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Oct 25, 2010. A male , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Aggression
  • Compulsive Shopping
  • Hostility
  • Mania
  • Paranoia
  • Refusal Of Treatment By Patient
  • Restlessness
  • Suicidal Ideation
. Lexapro dosage: 10 Mg (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Disturbance In Attention, Formication, Mania, Pruritus, Sleep Disorder, Suicidal Ideation, Visual Impairment

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 52-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety,depression, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:10 Mg (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral, start time: Jun 11, 2009), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Mania side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Formication
  • Mania
  • Pruritus
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Visual Impairment
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 anxiety,depression, resulting in Mania.
Aggression, Hostility, Mania, Restlessness, Suicidal Ideation

A 81-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: anxiety started Lexapro treatment (dosage: 10 Mg (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral) on Apr 18, 2010. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Aggression
  • Hostility
  • Mania
  • Restlessness
  • Suicidal Ideation
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Allopurinol
  • Aspirin
  • Potassium Chloride
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Mania.
Accidental Overdose, Mania

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Lexapro on Aug 04, 2010. After Lexapro was administered, patient encountered several Lexapro side effects: accidental overdose, mania Additional patient health information: Female , 19 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: 10 Mg (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Mania

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Mania side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 25-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression and used Lexapro (dosage: 20mg Qam Po) starting Sep 16, 2010. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Mania
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Mania, may still occur.
Aggression, Compulsive Shopping, Hostility, Mania, Paranoia, Refusal Of Treatment By Patient, Restlessness, Suicidal Ideation

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Aug 24, 2010 by a male taking Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 81 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: aggression, compulsive shopping, hostility, mania, paranoia, refusal of treatment by patient, restlessness, suicidal ideation. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Bipolar Disorder, Mania

This Mania problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 20-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depressed mood.On Mar 21, 2004 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg Twice/ Day Po). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mania
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 Mania, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Crying, Depression, Diarrhoea, Disturbance In Attention, Emotional Disorder, Fear, Feeling Abnormal, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Mania

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety disorder,depression and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: 10 Miligrams Once Daily Po) starting Sep 27, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Crying
  • Depression
  • Diarrhoea
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Emotional Disorder
  • Fear
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Mania
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Mania and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Disturbance In Attention, Formication, Mania, Pruritus, Sleep Disorder, Suicidal Ideation, Visual Impairment

This Mania side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Jun 26, 2009. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 52 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: disturbance in attention, formication, mania, pruritus, sleep disorder, suicidal ideation, visual impairment. Lexapro dosage: 10 Mg (10 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
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Lexapro Mania Causes and Reviews


Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness. People who have it go through unusual mood changes. They go from very happy, "up," and active to very sad and hopeless, "down," and inactive, and then back again. They often have normal moods in between. The up feeling is called Mania. The down feeling is depression.

The causes of bipolar disorder aren't always clear. It runs in families. Abnormal brain structure and function may also play a role.

Bipolar disorder often starts in a person's late teen or early adult years. But children and adults can have bipolar disorder too. The illness usually lasts a lifetime.

If you think you may have it, tell your health care provider. A medical checkup can rule out other illnesses that might cause your mood changes.

If not treated, bipolar disorder can lead to damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. However, there are effective treatments to control symptoms: medicine and talk therapy. A combination usually works best.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


Lexapro Mania 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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