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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Cipralex, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Cipralex side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Cipralex.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Cipralex side effects are:
Sex Drive (157 reports)
Sweating (95 reports)
Weight Gain (88 reports)
Sleeping Alot (73 reports)
Anxiety (54 reports)
Hair Loss (54 reports)
Body Itch (37 reports)
Fatigue (23 reports)
Diarrhea (19 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Cipralex side effects . You can also compare Cipralex side effects or view FDA reports.

Cipralex Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Cipralex reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Cipralex on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Caesarean Section, Premature Rupture Of Membranes, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
on Feb 03, 2009 Female from DENMARK , 26 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram) (tablets). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cipralex side effects: caesarean section, premature rupture of membranes, type 2 diabetes mellitus. Cipralex (escitalopram) (tablets) dosage: Oral.
Associated medications used:

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis
Patient was taking Cipralex Film-coated Tablets. Patient felt the following Cipralex side effects: leukocytoclastic vasculitis on Dec 22, 2008 from DENMARK Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 143.3 lb, was diagnosed with and. Cipralex Film-coated Tablets dosage: N/A.

Aggression, Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Crying, Insomnia, Irritability, Mania
Adverse event was reported on Nov 13, 2008 by a Female taking Cipralex 20mg Lundbeck (Dosage: 20mg Daily Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 51 years of age, weighting 126.0 lb, After Cipralex was administered, patient encountered several Cipralex side effects: aggression, anger, anxiety, bipolar disorder, crying, insomnia, irritability, mania.

Hallucination, Visual
on Oct 25, 2008 Male from DENMARK , child 12 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cipralex Film-coated Tablets. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cipralex side effects: hallucination, visual. Cipralex Film-coated Tablets dosage: N/A.


Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis
on Sep 19, 2008 Male from DENMARK , weighting 143.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cipralex Film-coated Tablets. Patient felt the following Cipralex side effects: leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Cipralex Film-coated Tablets dosage: N/A.

Melaena, Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage
Patient was taking Cipralex. After Cipralex was administered, patient encountered several Cipralex side effects: melaena, upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage on Jun 23, 2008 from DENMARK Additional patient health information: Female , 65 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Cipralex dosage: 10 Mg Qd Po.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Aspirin (100 Mg Qd Po)
  • Sinemet
  • Rivastigmine Tartrate
  • Cozaar
Patient was hospitalized.

Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Potassium Increased, Caesarean Section, Haematocrit Increased, Hypertension, Mean Cell Haemoglobin Concentration Increased, Mean Cell Volume Abnormal, Postpartum Depression
Adverse event was reported on Nov 26, 2007 by a Female taking Cipralex (esictalopram) (Dosage: 5 Mg Qd Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: ITALY , 33 years of age, weighting 231.5 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cipralex side effects: aspartate aminotransferase increased, blood potassium increased, caesarean section, haematocrit increased, hypertension, mean cell haemoglobin concentration increased, mean cell volume abnormal, postpartum depression.
Associated medications used:

Deafness, Dizziness, Influenza, Meniere's Disease, Nausea, Vomiting
on Oct 22, 2007 Female from NORWAY , 56 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). Patient felt the following Cipralex side effects: deafness, dizziness, influenza, meniere's disease, nausea, vomiting. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 5 Mg Qd Po. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled, Caesarean Section, Dizziness, Haematocrit Increased, Infection, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy
on Oct 23, 2007 Female from ITALY , 33 years of age, weighting 231.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cipralex. After Cipralex was administered, patient encountered several Cipralex side effects: aspartate aminotransferase increased, blood pressure inadequately controlled, caesarean section, dizziness, haematocrit increased, infection, postpartum depression, pregnancy. Cipralex dosage: 5 Mg Qd Po.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Cipralex (escitalopram) (15 Mg Qd Po)
  • Cipralex (escitalopram) (15 Mg Qd Po)
  • Cipralex (escitalopram) (20 Mg Qd Po)
  • Cipralex (escitalopram)
  • Sedatol
Patient was hospitalized.

Hypersomnia, Overdose, Sedation
Patient was taking Cipralex. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cipralex side effects: hypersomnia, overdose, sedation on Oct 13, 2007 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Male , 49 years of age, weighting 194.0 lb, . Cipralex dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

Agranulocytosis, Erysipelas, White Blood Cell Count Decreased
Adverse event was reported on Sep 28, 2007 by a Female taking Cipralex (Dosage: 10mg/d) . Location: SWITZERLAND , 46 years of age, Patient felt the following Cipralex side effects: agranulocytosis, erysipelas, white blood cell count decreased.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Abdominal Pain, Balance Disorder, Dizziness, Fatigue, Lethargy, Palpitations, Paraesthesia, Vision Blurred
on Aug 15, 2007 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). After Cipralex was administered, patient encountered several Cipralex side effects: abdominal pain, balance disorder, dizziness, fatigue, lethargy, palpitations, paraesthesia, vision blurred. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 5 Mg Qd Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Completed Suicide
on Aug 03, 2007 Male from FINLAND , 73 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cipralex side effects: completed suicide. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 10 Mg Qd Po.
Associated medications used:

Hypotonia, Vertigo
Patient was taking Cipralex (escitalopram). Patient felt the following Cipralex side effects: hypotonia, vertigo on Aug 02, 2007 from AUSTRIA Additional patient health information: Female , 26 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 10 Mg Qd Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Anxiety, Derealisation, Dysgeusia, Insomnia, Movement Disorder, Panic Attack, Suicidal Ideation, Tearfulness
Adverse event was reported on Jul 20, 2007 by a Female taking Cipralex (escitalopram) (Dosage: 15 Mg Qd Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 39 years of age, weighting 134.5 lb, After Cipralex was administered, patient encountered several Cipralex side effects: anxiety, derealisation, dysgeusia, insomnia, movement disorder, panic attack, suicidal ideation, tearfulness.

Completed Suicide, Gun Shot Wound
on Jul 19, 2007 Male from FINLAND , 73 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cipralex side effects: completed suicide, gun shot wound. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 10 Mg Qd Po.
Associated medications used:

Anaemia, Fall, Haematoma, Humerus Fracture, Hyponatraemia, Loss Of Consciousness
on Jul 19, 2007 Female from ITALY , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). Patient felt the following Cipralex side effects: anaemia, fall, haematoma, humerus fracture, hyponatraemia, loss of consciousness. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 10 Mg Qd Po. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled, Caesarean Section, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy
Patient was taking Cipralex (escitalopram). After Cipralex was administered, patient encountered several Cipralex side effects: blood pressure inadequately controlled, caesarean section, postpartum depression, pregnancy on Jul 19, 2007 from ITALY Additional patient health information: Female , 33 years of age, weighting 231.5 lb, was diagnosed with and. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 5 Mg Daily Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Anxiety, Depression, Eye Pain, Insomnia, Intentional Overdose, Photophobia, Photosensitivity Reaction, Suicidal Ideation, Tearfulness
Adverse event was reported on Jul 05, 2007 by a Female taking Cipralex (escitalopram) (Dosage: 10 Mg Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: DENMARK , 29 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cipralex side effects: anxiety, depression, eye pain, insomnia, intentional overdose, photophobia, photosensitivity reaction, suicidal ideation, tearfulness. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Intentional Overdose, Myoclonus, Pneumonia, Serotonin Syndrome
on Jun 25, 2007 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , 50 years of age, was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). Patient felt the following Cipralex side effects: depressed level of consciousness, electrocardiogram qt prolonged, intentional overdose, myoclonus, pneumonia, serotonin syndrome. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Caesarean Section, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy
on May 08, 2007 Female from DENMARK , 33 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). After Cipralex was administered, patient encountered several Cipralex side effects: caesarean section, postpartum depression, pregnancy. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 5 Mg Daily Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Intentional Overdose, Myoclonus, Pneumonia, Serotonin Syndrome
Patient was taking Cipralex (escitalopram). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cipralex side effects: depressed level of consciousness, electrocardiogram qt prolonged, intentional overdose, myoclonus, pneumonia, serotonin syndrome on Jul 02, 2007 from DENMARK Additional patient health information: Female , 50 years of age, . Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Agitation, Anxiety, Balance Disorder, Dysarthria, Elevated Mood, Hallucination, Muscle Twitching, Self-injurious Ideation, Suicidal Ideation
Adverse event was reported on Jul 02, 2007 by a Female taking Cipralex (escitalopram) (Dosage: 10 Mg Qd; Po) . Location: DENMARK , 32 years of age, Patient felt the following Cipralex side effects: agitation, anxiety, balance disorder, dysarthria, elevated mood, hallucination, muscle twitching, self-injurious ideation, suicidal ideation.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Myoclonus, Pneumonia, Serotonin Syndrome
on Jul 02, 2007 Female from DENMARK , 50 years of age, was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). After Cipralex was administered, patient encountered several Cipralex side effects: depressed level of consciousness, electrocardiogram qt prolonged, myoclonus, pneumonia, serotonin syndrome. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Angina Pectoris
on Jun 29, 2007 Female from DENMARK , 74 years of age, weighting 165.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cipralex side effects: angina pectoris. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 10 Mg Qd Po.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

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