Lexapro Weight Increased Side Effect Reports


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

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


Weight Increased, Blood Triglycerides Increased, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Paraesthesia, Extrasystoles, Dizziness, Balance Disorder

This Weight Increased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 41-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety,panic disorder,agoraphobia,depression,post-traumatic stress disorder,obsessive-compulsive disorder. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: Taken By Mouth), which was started on Jul 03, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Weight Increased
  • Blood Triglycerides Increased
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased
  • Paraesthesia
  • Extrasystoles
  • Dizziness
  • Balance Disorder
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Suicidal Ideation, Impaired Driving Ability, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Inappropriate Affect, Weight Increased, Food Craving, Paraesthesia, Asthenia

This Weight Increased Lexapro side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Dec 16, 2013. A male , 54 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
  • Inappropriate Affect
  • Weight Increased
  • Food Craving
  • Paraesthesia
  • Asthenia
. Lexapro dosage: 10 Mg. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Weight Increased

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 29-year-old patient (weight:NA) from DK, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:10 Mg, start time: Jun 11, 2012), combined with:
  • Dogmatyl (200 Mg)
  • Dogmatyl (100 Mg)
  • Meilax (2 Mg)
  • Depas (0.5 Mg)
  • Depas (1 Mg)
  • Wypax (1 Mg)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Weight Increased side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Weight Increased
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 Weight Increased.
Suicidal Ideation, Weight Increased, Hyperhidrosis, Tremor, Feeling Cold, Irritability, Blood Testosterone Decreased, Libido Decreased

A 40-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: depression started Lexapro treatment (dosage: NA) on 2008. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Weight Increased
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Tremor
  • Feeling Cold
  • Irritability
  • Blood Testosterone Decreased
  • Libido Decreased
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Wellburtin (bupropion Hydrochloride) (bupropion Hydrochloride)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Weight Increased.
Suicidal Ideation, Hypokinesia, Hypersomnia, Weight Increased, Off Label Use

A patient from DK was prescribed and started Lexapro on Nov 27, 2012. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: suicidal ideation, hypokinesia, hypersomnia, weight increased, off label use Additional patient health information: male , 16 years of age, weighting 176.4 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: 5 Mg. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Back Pain, Abdominal Discomfort, Injection Site Pain, Crohn's Disease, Injection Site Induration, Weight Increased, Headache

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Weight Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting Jul 01, 2007. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Back Pain
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Injection Site Pain
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Injection Site Induration
  • Weight Increased
  • Headache
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Humira
  • Humira
  • Mirapex
  • Humira
Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Weight Increased, may still occur.
Completed Suicide, Sleep Apnoea Syndrome, Weight Increased, Sedation, Increased Appetite

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jan 19, 2012 by a male taking Lexapro (dosage: Unk) . Location: UNITED STATES , 35 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: completed suicide, sleep apnoea syndrome, weight increased, sedation, increased appetite. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Ativan
  • Zyprexa (5 Mg, Qd)
  • Zyprexa (5 Mg, Qd)
  • Buspar
  • Zyprexa (2.5 Mg, Qd)
  • Lithium Carbonate (1350 Mg, Unk)
Psychotic Behaviour, Overdose, Weight Increased, Pain, Bipolar I Disorder, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased

This Weight Increased problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression.On Aug 12, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg (20 Mg,1 In 1 D), Oral). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Chantix
  • Abilify
  • Zyprexa
  • Saphris (asenapine Maleate)
  • Seroquel (300 Mg (300 Mg,qhs) : 100 Mg (100 Mg, Qam))
When commencing Lexapro, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Psychotic Behaviour
  • Overdose
  • Weight Increased
  • Pain
  • Bipolar I Disorder
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
  • Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
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 Weight Increased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Weight Increased

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a 17-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Abilify
  • Vyvanse
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Weight Increased
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Weight Increased and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Food Craving, Insomnia, Depression, Blood Glucose Abnormal, Fatigue, Weight Increased

This Weight Increased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jul 13, 2011. A patient from UNITED STATES , 58 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lexapro side effects: food craving, insomnia, depression, blood glucose abnormal, fatigue, weight increased. Lexapro dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Abilify (Taken As Conmed Past 3 Years)
  • Revatio
  • Quinapril
  • Dostinex
  • Diltiazem Hcl
  • Ritalin
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Blood Cholesterol Increased, Dysgeusia, Weight Increased, Pyrexia, Hypertension

This Weight Increased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: spinal column stenosis. The patient was prescribed Lexapro (dosage: 10mg 1x Per Day), which was started on Feb 20, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lexapro the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased
  • Dysgeusia
  • Weight Increased
  • Pyrexia
  • Hypertension
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
Abdominal Pain Upper, Sinusitis, Weight Increased, Pyrexia, Pneumonia, Aphagia

This Weight Increased Lexapro side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Oct 13, 2011. A Female , weighting 160.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Sinusitis
  • Weight Increased
  • Pyrexia
  • Pneumonia
  • Aphagia
. Lexapro dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Methotrexate
  • Synthroid
  • Remicade
  • Remicade
The patient was hospitalized.
Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased, Prostatic Specific Antigen Increased, Fluid Retention, Weight Increased

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression,prostate cancer,blood cholesterol, who was treated with Lexapro (dosage:NA, start time: Jan 01, 2008), combined with:
  • Ketoconazole
  • Crestor
  • Zytiga
  • Ursodiol
  • Avodart
, and developed a serious reaction and a Weight Increased side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased
  • Prostatic Specific Antigen Increased
  • Fluid Retention
  • Weight Increased
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,prostate cancer,blood cholesterol, resulting in Weight Increased.
Weight Increased, Feeling Abnormal, Insomnia, Somnolence, Therapeutic Response Unexpected

A 38-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Lexapro treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 01, 2006. Soon after starting Lexapro treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Weight Increased
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Insomnia
  • Somnolence
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel
  • Over The Counter Acid Reducer
  • Seroquel
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lexapro side effects, such as Weight Increased.
Weight Increased, Nail Growth Abnormal, Mood Altered, Irritability, Mania, Hair Growth Abnormal, Kleptomania, Delusion, Weight Loss Poor

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Lexapro on Jul 13, 2011. After Lexapro was administered, patient encountered several Lexapro side effects: weight increased, nail growth abnormal, mood altered, irritability, mania, hair growth abnormal, kleptomania, delusion, weight loss poor Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 222.4 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lexapro dosage: 20 Mg Lexapro 1x Daily Oral Tablet. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Fatigue, Hypocapnia, Sexual Dysfunction, Weight Increased

This report suggests a potential Lexapro Weight Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 47-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression,obsessive-compulsive disorder,anxiety and used Lexapro (dosage: Oral) starting Jan 01, 1995. Soon after starting Lexapro the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Fatigue
  • Hypocapnia
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Weight Increased
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Lexapro demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Weight Increased, may still occur.
Off Label Use, Dizziness, Pulmonary Embolism, Hypertension, Chills, Increased Tendency To Bruise, Weight Increased, Migraine, Bronchial Hyperreactivity

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jun 13, 2011 by a Female taking Lexapro (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , 32 years of age, weighting 218.3 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: off label use, dizziness, pulmonary embolism, hypertension, chills, increased tendency to bruise, weight increased, migraine, bronchial hyperreactivity. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Nuvaring
The patient was hospitalized.
Increased Appetite, Weight Increased, Discomfort, Decreased Activity, Product Quality Issue, Hyperphagia, Dyspnoea, Blood Cholesterol Increased

This Weight Increased problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 29-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression.On Nov 01, 1999 a consumer started treatment with Lexapro (dosage: Varied 10 Mg To 20mg Daily 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:
  • Increased Appetite
  • Weight Increased
  • Discomfort
  • Decreased Activity
  • Product Quality Issue
  • Hyperphagia
  • Dyspnoea
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Weight Increased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dyspnoea, Dysphagia, Pharyngeal Oedema, Weight Increased

This is a Lexapro side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depressed mood,vitamin supplementation,mineral supplementation and was treated with Lexapro (dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day) starting Jan 01, 2003. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ascorbic Acid (Unk)
  • Calcium (Unk)
  • Chantix (0.5 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Vitamin D (Unk)
  • Chantix (Unk)
  • Nicotine (Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Dyspnoea
  • Dysphagia
  • Pharyngeal Oedema
  • Weight Increased
This opens a possibility that Lexapro could cause Weight Increased and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Nausea, Abdominal Pain Upper, Muscle Spasms, Dyspepsia, Weight Increased, Anxiety, Gallbladder Disorder, Biliary Dyskinesia

This Weight Increased side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Apr 20, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 32 years of age, weighting 185.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lexapro. Patient felt the following Lexapro side effects: nausea, abdominal pain upper, muscle spasms, dyspepsia, weight increased, anxiety, gallbladder disorder, biliary dyskinesia. Lexapro dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Yasmin
  • Vitamin D
  • Zyrtec
  • Claritin
  • Alavert
  • Lorazepam
  • Singulair
These side effects may potentially be related to Lexapro.
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Lexapro Weight Increased Causes and Reviews


Do you know if your current weight is healthy? "Underweight", "normal", "overweight", and "obese" are all labels for ranges of weight. Obese and overweight mean that your weight is greater than it should be for your health. Underweight means that it is lower than it should be for your health. Your healthy body weight depends on your sex and height. For children, it also depends on your age.

A sudden, unexpected change in weight can be a sign of a medical problem. Causes for sudden weight loss can include

  • Thyroid problems
  • Cancer
  • Infectious diseases
  • Digestive diseases
  • Certain medicines

Sudden weight gain can be due to medicines, thyroid problems, heart failure, and kidney disease.

Good nutrition and exercise can help in losing weight. Eating extra calories within a well-balanced diet and treating any underlying medical problems can help to add weight.


Lexapro Weight Increased 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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