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Lexapro Suicidal Ideation Side Effects

Lexapro Suicidal Ideation Side Effect Reports


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

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



Suicidal Ideation, Impaired Driving Ability, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Inappropriate Affect, Weight Increased, Food Craving, Paraesthesia, Asthenia

This Suicidal Ideation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 54-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: 10 Mg), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
  • Inappropriate Affect
  • Weight Increased
  • Food Craving
  • Paraesthesia
  • Asthenia
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Suicidal Ideation, Trichotillomania, Anxiety, Anhedonia, Decreased Appetite, Depressed Mood, Illusion, Sleep Disorder, Derealisation

This Suicidal Ideation Lexapro side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED on Sep 18, 2013. A Female , 25 years of age, was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trichotillomania
  • Anxiety
  • Anhedonia
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Depressed Mood
  • Illusion
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Derealisation
. Lexapro dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Ketamine
  • Clomipramine
The patient was hospitalized.
Suicidal Ideation

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 15-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:NA, start time: Jan 01, 2012), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Suicidal Ideation side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Suicidal Ideation
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 anxiety, resulting in Suicidal Ideation.

Suicidal Ideation, Self-injurious Ideation, Off Label Use

A 15-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: depression started Lexapro treatment (dosage: NA) on 201109. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Self-injurious Ideation
  • Off Label Use
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Focalin Xr (dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride) (dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride)
  • Klonopin (clonazefam) (clonazepam)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Suicidal Ideation.
Suicidal Ideation

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Lexapro on Oct 12, 2012. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: suicidal ideation Additional patient health information: Female , 43 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lipofen (fenofibrate) (fenofibrate)
  • Vicodin (hydrocodone, Acetaminophen) (hydrocodone Acetaminophen)
  • Valium (diazepam) (diazepam)
Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Swings

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Suicidal Ideation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 42-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): anxiety,depression and used Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Sep 03, 2011. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Swings
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Suicidal Ideation, may still occur.
Suicidal Ideation

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Oct 12, 2012 by a male taking Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg, 1 In 1 D) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 78 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: suicidal ideation. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Advair
  • Metformin
  • Glipizide
  • Levothyroxine
  • Zyprexa
  • Lorazepam
  • Digoxin
  • Taztia
Suicidal Ideation, Depression

This Suicidal Ideation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 32-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression,anxiety.On 201012 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:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Depression
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Suicidal Ideation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Suicidal Ideation, Dizziness, Nausea, Hallucination, Hypoaesthesia, Tachyphrenia

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 31-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Jul 12, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Hallucination
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Tachyphrenia
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Suicidal Ideation and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Suicidal Ideation, Diarrhoea, Insomnia, Neck Pain, Crying, Feeling Abnormal

This Suicidal Ideation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 12, 2012. A female patient from US , 84 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: suicidal ideation, diarrhoea, insomnia, neck pain, crying, feeling abnormal. Lexapro dosage: (5 Mg, 1 In 1 D).
Associated medications used:
  • Vitamin B 12
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Suicidal Ideation, Crying, Anger, Agitation

This Suicidal Ideation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 35-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: postpartum depression. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (20 Milligram, Tablets) (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Xanax (alprazolam) (alprazolam)
When starting to take Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (20 Milligram, Tablets) the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Crying
  • Anger
  • Agitation
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) (20 Milligram, Tablets).
Suicidal Ideation, Weight Increased, Hyperhidrosis, Tremor, Feeling Cold, Irritability, Blood Testosterone Decreased, Libido Decreased

This Suicidal Ideation Lexapro side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 12, 2012. A male , 40 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Weight Increased
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Tremor
  • Feeling Cold
  • Irritability
  • Blood Testosterone Decreased
  • Libido Decreased
. Lexapro dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Wellburtin (bupropion Hydrochloride) (bupropion Hydrochloride)
Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Fatigue

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 30-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:20 Mg ( 20 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral, start time: Mar 15, 2012), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Suicidal Ideation side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
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, resulting in Suicidal Ideation.
Suicidal Ideation, Suicidal Behaviour, Anger, Crying, Social Avoidant Behaviour

A 21-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: anxiety started Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) treatment (dosage: NA) on Feb 08, 2012. Soon after starting Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Suicidal Behaviour
  • Anger
  • Crying
  • Social Avoidant Behaviour
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro (escitalopram Oxalate) side effects, such as Suicidal Ideation.
Asphyxia, Suicidal Ideation, Chest Pain, Tachycardia, Feeling Abnormal, Dyspnoea, Confusional State, Panic Attack, Mania

A female patient from DK was prescribed and started Lexapro on Jan 30, 2013. After Lexapro was administered, patient encountered several Lexapro side effects: asphyxia, suicidal ideation, chest pain, tachycardia, feeling abnormal, dyspnoea, confusional state, panic attack, mania Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 123.5 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Lexapro dosage: 5 Mg. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Homicidal Ideation, Suicidal Ideation, Aggression

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Suicidal Ideation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 41-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression and used Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Oct 24, 2003. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Aggression
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Suicidal Ideation, may still occur.
Depression, Product Quality Issue, Suicidal Ideation, Impaired Work Ability, Mental Disorder, Paraesthesia, Abnormal Dreams, Product Formulation Issue

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Nov 26, 2012 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 35 years of age, weighting 120.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: depression, product quality issue, suicidal ideation, impaired work ability, mental disorder, paraesthesia, abnormal dreams, product formulation issue. Additional medications/treatments:
Suicidal Ideation, Hypokinesia, Hypersomnia, Weight Increased, Off Label Use

This Suicidal Ideation problem was reported by a health professional from DK. A 16-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression.On Oct 16, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: 5 Mg). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Hypokinesia
  • Hypersomnia
  • Weight Increased
  • Off Label Use
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Suicidal Ideation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Bipolar I Disorder, Disease Recurrence, Suicidal Ideation

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar i disorder and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg One Daily Oral) starting Jun 01, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Bipolar I Disorder
  • Disease Recurrence
  • Suicidal Ideation
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Suicidal Ideation and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Loss Of Libido, Sexual Dysfunction, Depression, Withdrawal Syndrome, Emotional Disorder, Visual Impairment, Hearing Impaired

This Suicidal Ideation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 15, 2012. A patient from US , 23 years of age, weighting 205.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: anxiety, suicidal ideation, loss of libido, sexual dysfunction, depression, withdrawal syndrome, emotional disorder, visual impairment, hearing impaired. Lexapro dosage: NA. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
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Lexapro Suicidal Ideation Causes and Reviews


Suicide is the tenth most common cause of death in the United States. People may consider suicide when they are hopeless and can't see any other solution to their problems. Often it's related to serious depression, alcohol or substance abuse, or a major stressful event.

People who have the highest risk of suicide are white men. But women and teens report more suicide attempts. If someone talks about suicide, you should take it seriously. Urge them to get help from their doctor or the emergency room, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It is available 24/7.

Therapy and medicines can help most people who have suicidal thoughts. Treating mental illnesses and substance abuse can reduce the risk of suicide.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


Lexapro Suicidal Ideation Reviews

Thu, 06 May 2010
Beware of Lexapro, make sure you are carefully monitored and report the earliest feelings of Suicidal Ideation. My husband hanged himself after being on Lexapro for 11 days. He was lucky enough to survive but made two subsequent attempts before being changed to Effexor. At no stage were we told there was a problem with Lexapro and when I called the doctor several days before the suicide to say how worried we were, he was not unduly concerned. From checking on the web it now appears there have been problems with ssri's from the outset.
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