Lexapro Overdose Side Effect Reports


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

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


Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Overdose

This Overdose side effect was reported by a health professional from DK. A 42-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: 30 Mg), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Alprazolam (1 Mg)
  • Methylprednisolone (40 Mg)
  • Sodium Valproate (1.5 Gram)
  • Mirtazapine (75 Mg)
  • Rabeprazole (20 Mg)
  • Salbutamol (6 Df)
When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
  • Overdose
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Overdose, Physical Assault

This Overdose Lexapro side effect was reported by a health professional from DK on Oct 04, 2013. A male , 30 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Overdose
  • Physical Assault
. Lexapro dosage: 210 Mg. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Depakene (Overdose: 800 Mg)
  • Silece (Overdose: 2 Mg)
Altered State Of Consciousness, Overdose

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 33-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from DK, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:6 Tablets, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Isocline (15 Tablets)
  • Ravona (17 Tablets)
  • Lobu (2 Tablets)
  • Domperidone (8 Tablets)
  • Lansoprazole (4 Tablets)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Overdose side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Altered State Of Consciousness
  • Overdose
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 female patients suffering from depression, resulting in Overdose.
Activation Syndrome, Altered State Of Consciousness, Hepatic Function Abnormal, Overdose

A 23-year-old patient (weight: NA) from DK with the following symptoms: depression,anxiety disorder,insomnia started Lexapro treatment (dosage: 10 Mg) on Apr 11, 2013. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Activation Syndrome
  • Altered State Of Consciousness
  • Hepatic Function Abnormal
  • Overdose
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Meilax (2 Mg)
  • Vegetamin-b (1 Df)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Overdose.
Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Mouth Breathing, Overdose

A patient from DK was prescribed and started Lexapro on Jul 01, 2013. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: depressed level of consciousness, mouth breathing, overdose Additional patient health information: male , 39 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Lexapro dosage: Overdose 350 Mg. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Solanax (Overdose 210 Mg)
  • Dogmatyl (Overdose 190 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized.
Altered State Of Consciousness, Overdose

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Overdose side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 31-year-old female patient from DK (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lexapro (dosage: Overdose: 29 Tablets) starting NS. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Altered State Of Consciousness
  • Overdose
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Triazolam (Overdose: 40 Tablets)
  • Clonazepam (Overdose: 7 Tablets)
  • Flunitrazepam (Overdose: 61 Tablets)
  • Blonanserin
The patient was hospitalized. Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Overdose, may still occur.
Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Peripheral Coldness, Dysarthria, Toxicity To Various Agents, Overdose

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jun 14, 2013 by a male taking Lexapro (dosage: Overdose: 5 Tablets) was diagnosed with and. Location: DK , 41 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: depressed level of consciousness, peripheral coldness, dysarthria, toxicity to various agents, overdose. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Depakene (Overdose: 13 Tablet Of Sodium Valproate 200 Mg)
  • Flunitrazepam (3 Mg)
  • Biofermin (4 Df)
  • Primperan (10 Mg)
  • Stomachics And Digestives
The patient was hospitalized.
Suicide Attempt, Overdose, Depression, Irritability, Paraesthesia, Crying, Agitation

This Overdose problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression.On 2009 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (20 Milligram, Tablets) (dosage: 20mg (20mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (20 Milligram, Tablets), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Overdose
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Paraesthesia
  • Crying
  • Agitation
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 Overdose, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Mania, Abnormal Behaviour, Overdose, Unevaluable Event

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 23-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety depression and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: 20mg Once Daily Po) starting Jan 01, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Mania
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Overdose
  • Unevaluable Event
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Overdose and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Agitation, Delirium, Tachycardia, Hyperthyroidism, Overdose

This Overdose side effect was reported by a health professional from DK on Feb 08, 2013. A female patient from DK , 21 years of age, was treated with Lexapro. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: agitation, delirium, tachycardia, hyperthyroidism, overdose. Lexapro dosage: NA. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Overdose

This Overdose side effect was reported by a health professional from DK. A 34-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: personality disorder,affective disorder. 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:
  • Overdose
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Overdose, Respiratory Depression, Toxicity To Various Agents

This Overdose Lexapro side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jun 08, 2012. A Female , 50 years of age, weighting 257.0 lb, was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Overdose
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
. Lexapro dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Plavix
  • Ibuprofen (Every 4-6 Hours)
  • Symbicort
  • Fentanyl-100 (Change Q3d)
  • Diphenhydramine Hcl
  • Lyrica
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Nortriptyline Hydrochloride
Overdose, Withdrawal Syndrome

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 63-year-old patient (weight:NA) from DENMARK, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:Overdose 40 Mg - Downtitrated, start time: Dec 01, 2009), combined with:
  • Prothiaden (100 Mg)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Overdose side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Overdose
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
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 Overdose.
Overdose, Epistaxis

A female patient (weight: NA) from DENMARK with the following symptoms: anxiety disorder started Lexapro treatment (dosage: Prescribed Overdose: 50 Mg Daily) on NS. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Overdose
  • Epistaxis
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Mirtazapine
  • Oxazepam
  • Lorazepam
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Overdose.
Overdose, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Premature Delivery

A female patient from DENMARK was prescribed and started Lexapro on Feb 01, 2012. After Lexapro was administered, patient encountered several Lexapro side effects: overdose, maternal exposure during pregnancy, premature delivery Additional patient health information: Female , 33 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: 30 Mg (30 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ondansetron
  • Phenergan
Urinary Retention, Atonic Urinary Bladder, Overdose

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Overdose side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 21-year-old female patient from DENMARK (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lexapro (dosage: Overdose: 10 - 30 Mg A Day (10 Mg), Oral) starting NS. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Urinary Retention
  • Atonic Urinary Bladder
  • Overdose
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Overdose, may still occur.
Psychotic Behaviour, Overdose, Weight Increased, Pain, Bipolar I Disorder, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Dec 28, 2011 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg (20 Mg,1 In 1 D), Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 58 years of age, weighting 145.3 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: psychotic behaviour, overdose, weight increased, pain, bipolar i disorder, aspartate aminotransferase increased, alanine aminotransferase increased. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Chantix
  • Abilify
  • Zyprexa
  • Saphris (asenapine Maleate)
  • Seroquel (300 Mg (300 Mg,qhs) : 100 Mg (100 Mg, Qam))
The patient was hospitalized.
Balance Disorder, Confusional State, Overdose, Physical Assault, Suicidal Ideation

This Overdose problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 19-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression,bipolar disorder.On May 17, 2008 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: 15mg Every Day Po). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Geodon (40mg Every Day Po)
When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Balance Disorder
  • Confusional State
  • Overdose
  • Physical Assault
  • Suicidal Ideation
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 Overdose, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Alcohol Use, Overdose

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depression and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: 25 Mg. 1x Daily) starting Jun 01, 2010. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Alcohol Use
  • Overdose
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Overdose and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Completed Suicide, Gun Shot Wound, Herpes Zoster, Intentional Self-injury, Nervousness, Overdose, Tongue Disorder, Trismus, Unevaluable Event

This Overdose side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Sep 21, 2010. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 68 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: completed suicide, gun shot wound, herpes zoster, intentional self-injury, nervousness, overdose, tongue disorder, trismus, unevaluable event. Lexapro dosage: 30 Mg (30 Mg,1 In 1 D). The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
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Lexapro Overdose Causes and Reviews


What are opioids?

Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol. The illegal drug heroin is also an opioid.

A health care provider may give you a prescription opioid to reduce pain after you have had a major injury or surgery. You may get them if you have severe pain from health conditions like cancer. Some health care providers prescribe them for chronic pain.

Prescription opioids used for pain relief are generally safe when taken for a short time and as prescribed by your health care provider. However, people who take opioids are at risk for opioid dependence and addiction, as well as an Overdose. These risks increase when opioids are misused. Misuse means you are not taking the medicines according to your provider's instructions, you are using them to get high, or you are taking someone else's opioids.

What is an opioid Overdose ?

Opioids affect the part of the brain that regulates breathing. When people take high doses of opioids, it can lead to an Overdose, with the slowing or stopping of breathing and sometimes death.

What causes an opioid Overdose ?

An opioid Overdose can happen for a variety of reasons, including if you

  • Take an opioid to get high
  • Take an extra dose of a prescription opioid or take it too often (either accidentally or on purpose)
  • Mix an opioid with other medicines, illegal drugs, or alcohol. An Overdose can be fatal when mixing an opioid and certain anxiety treatment medicines, such as Xanax or Valium.
  • Take an opioid medicine that was prescribed for someone else. Children are especially at risk of an accidental Overdose if they take medicine not intended for them.

There is also a risk of Overdose if you are getting medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is a treatment for opioid abuse and addiction. Many of the medicines used for MAT are controlled substances that can be misused.

Who is at risk for an opioid Overdose ?

Anyone who takes an opioid can be at risk of an Overdose, but you are at higher risk if you

  • Take illegal opioids
  • Take more opioid medicine than you are prescribed
  • Combine opioids with other medicines and/or alcohol
  • Have certain medical conditions, such as sleep apnea, or reduced kidney or liver function
  • Are over 65 years old
What are the signs of an opioid Overdose ?

The signs of an opioid Overdose include

  • The person's face is extremely pale and/or feels clammy to the touch
  • Their body goes limp
  • Their fingernails or lips have a purple or blue color
  • They start vomiting or making gurgling noises
  • They cannot be awakened or are unable to speak
  • Their breathing or heartbeat slows or stops
What should I do if I think that someone is having an opioid Overdose ?

If you think someone is having an opioid Overdose,

  • Call 9-1-1 immediately
  • Administer naloxone, if it is available. Naloxone is a safe medication that can quickly stop an opioid Overdose. It can be injected into the muscle or sprayed into the nose to rapidly block the effects of the opioid on the body.
  • Try to keep the person awake and breathing
  • Lay the person on their side to prevent choking
  • Stay with the person until emergency workers arrive
How can I prevent an opioid Overdose ?

There are steps you can take to help prevent an Overdose:

  • Take your medicine exactly as prescribed by your health care provider. Do not take more medicine at once or take medicine more often than you are supposed to.
  • Never mix pain medicines with alcohol, sleeping pills, or illegal substances
  • Store medicine safely where children or pets can't reach it. Consider using a medicine lockbox. Besides keeping children safe, it also prevents someone who lives with you or visits your house from stealing your medicines.
  • Dispose of unused medicine promptly

If you take an opioid, it is also important to teach your family and friends how to respond to an Overdose. If you are at high risk for an Overdose, ask your health care provider about whether you need a prescription for naloxone.


Lexapro Overdose 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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