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Melaena, Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (5807612-9)
on Jun 23, 2008 Female from DENMARK , 65 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • depression
  • cerebral ischaemia
and was treated with Cipralex. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cipralex side effects: melaena, upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Cipralex dosage: 10 Mg Qd Po.
Associated medications used:
  • 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 (5538382-X)
Patient was taking Cipralex (esictalopram). Patient felt the following 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 on Nov 26, 2007 from ITALY Additional patient health information: Female , 33 years of age, weighting 231.5 lb, was diagnosed with
  • panic attack
and. Cipralex (esictalopram) dosage: 5 Mg Qd Po.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Escitalopram (15 Mg Qd Po)
  • Sedatol
  • Escitalopram (15 Mg Qd Po)
  • Escitalopram (20 Mg Qd Po)
  • Cipralex (escitralopam)


Deafness, Dizziness, Influenza, Meniere's Disease, Nausea, Vomiting (5510002-X)
Adverse event was reported on Oct 22, 2007 by a Female taking Cipralex (escitalopram) (Dosage: 5 Mg Qd Po) was diagnosed with
  • depression
and. Location: NORWAY , 56 years of age, After Cipralex was administered, patient encountered several Cipralex side effects: deafness, dizziness, influenza, meniere's disease, nausea, vomiting. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled, Caesarean Section, Dizziness, Haematocrit Increased, Infection, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy (5505497-1)
on Oct 23, 2007 Female from ITALY , 33 years of age, weighting 231.5 lb, was diagnosed with
  • panic attack
and was treated with Cipralex. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected 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.
Associated medications used:
  • 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 (5492779-5)
on Oct 13, 2007 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 49 years of age, weighting 194.0 lb, was treated with Cipralex. Patient felt the following Cipralex side effects: hypersomnia, overdose, sedation. Cipralex dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Clozaril (450 Mg/day)
  • Clozaril (1700 Mg Overdose)
  • Clozaril (Overdose - 3 Days Supply)
  • Abilify (Overdose - 3 Days Supply)
  • Mirtazapine (Overdose - 3 Days Supply)


Agranulocytosis, Erysipelas, White Blood Cell Count Decreased (5479235-5)
Patient was taking Cipralex. After Cipralex was administered, patient encountered several Cipralex side effects: agranulocytosis, erysipelas, white blood cell count decreased on Sep 28, 2007 from SWITZERLAND Additional patient health information: Female , 46 years of age, . Cipralex dosage: 10mg/d.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Detrusitol (4mg/d)
  • Leponex (500mg/d)
Patient was hospitalized.

Abdominal Pain, Balance Disorder, Dizziness, Fatigue, Lethargy, Palpitations, Paraesthesia, Vision Blurred (5434304-0)
Adverse event was reported on Aug 15, 2007 by a Female taking Cipralex (escitalopram) (Dosage: 5 Mg Qd Po) was diagnosed with
  • depression
and. Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 53 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cipralex side effects: abdominal pain, balance disorder, dizziness, fatigue, lethargy, palpitations, paraesthesia, vision blurred. Patient was hospitalized.

Completed Suicide (5420716-8)
on Aug 03, 2007 Male from FINLAND , 73 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • depression
and was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). Patient felt the following Cipralex side effects: completed suicide. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 10 Mg Qd Po.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Emconcor (bisoprolol)
  • Pravachol
  • Warfarin Sodium
  • Renitex (enalapril Maleate)
  • Furosemide
  • Primperan Tab
  • Nasacort


Hypotonia, Vertigo (5420709-0)
on Aug 02, 2007 Female from AUSTRIA , 26 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • bipolar disorder
  • mania
and was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). After Cipralex was administered, patient encountered several Cipralex side effects: hypotonia, vertigo. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 10 Mg Qd Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Anxiety, Derealisation, Dysgeusia, Insomnia, Movement Disorder, Panic Attack, Suicidal Ideation, Tearfulness (5406805-2)
Patient was taking Cipralex (escitalopram). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cipralex side effects: anxiety, derealisation, dysgeusia, insomnia, movement disorder, panic attack, suicidal ideation, tearfulness on Jul 20, 2007 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Female , 39 years of age, weighting 134.5 lb, was diagnosed with
  • anxiety
  • depression
and. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 15 Mg Qd Po.

Completed Suicide, Gun Shot Wound (5404753-5)
Adverse event was reported on Jul 19, 2007 by a Male taking Cipralex (escitalopram) (Dosage: 10 Mg Qd Po) was diagnosed with
  • depression
and. Location: FINLAND , 73 years of age, Patient felt the following Cipralex side effects: completed suicide, gun shot wound.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Emconcor /spa/ (bisoprolol)
  • Pravastatin
  • Warfarin Sodium
  • Enalapril Maleate
  • Furosemide


Anaemia, Fall, Haematoma, Humerus Fracture, Hyponatraemia, Loss Of Consciousness (5401916-X)
on Jul 19, 2007 Female from ITALY , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • depression
and was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). After Cipralex was administered, patient encountered several 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 (5400034-4)
on Jul 19, 2007 Female from ITALY , 33 years of age, weighting 231.5 lb, was diagnosed with
  • panic attack
and was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cipralex side effects: blood pressure inadequately controlled, caesarean section, postpartum depression, pregnancy. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 5 Mg Daily Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Anxiety, Depression, Eye Pain, Insomnia, Intentional Overdose, Photophobia, Photosensitivity Reaction, Suicidal Ideation, Tearfulness (5393039-3)
Patient was taking Cipralex (escitalopram). Patient felt the following Cipralex side effects: anxiety, depression, eye pain, insomnia, intentional overdose, photophobia, photosensitivity reaction, suicidal ideation, tearfulness on Jul 05, 2007 from DENMARK Additional patient health information: Female , 29 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • depression
and. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 10 Mg Qd. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Intentional Overdose, Myoclonus, Pneumonia, Serotonin Syndrome (5392844-7)
Adverse event was reported on Jun 25, 2007 by a Female taking Cipralex (escitalopram) (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 50 years of age, After Cipralex was administered, patient encountered several Cipralex side effects: depressed level of consciousness, electrocardiogram qt prolonged, intentional overdose, myoclonus, pneumonia, serotonin syndrome.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lamotrigine
  • Zyprexa
  • Zopiclone
Patient was hospitalized.

Caesarean Section, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy (5390780-3)
on May 08, 2007 Female from DENMARK , 33 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • panic attack
and was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected 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 (5389800-1)
on Jul 02, 2007 Female from DENMARK , 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:
  • Lamotrigine
  • Zyprexa
  • Zopiclone
Patient was hospitalized.

Agitation, Anxiety, Balance Disorder, Dysarthria, Elevated Mood, Hallucination, Muscle Twitching, Self-injurious Ideation, Suicidal Ideation (5389796-2)
Patient was taking Cipralex (escitalopram). After Cipralex was administered, patient encountered several Cipralex side effects: agitation, anxiety, balance disorder, dysarthria, elevated mood, hallucination, muscle twitching, self-injurious ideation, suicidal ideation on Jul 02, 2007 from DENMARK Additional patient health information: Female , 32 years of age, . Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 10 Mg Qd; Po.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Propranolol
  • Zopiclone
  • Diazepam
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide


Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Myoclonus, Pneumonia, Serotonin Syndrome (5389795-0)
Adverse event was reported on Jul 02, 2007 by a Female taking Cipralex (escitalopram) (Dosage: N/A) . Location: DENMARK , 50 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cipralex side effects: depressed level of consciousness, electrocardiogram qt prolonged, myoclonus, pneumonia, serotonin syndrome.
Associated medications used:
  • Lamotrigine
  • Zyprexa
  • Zopiclone
Patient was hospitalized.

Angina Pectoris (5388605-5)
on Jun 29, 2007 Female from DENMARK , 74 years of age, weighting 165.3 lb, was diagnosed with
  • panic disorder
and was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). Patient felt the following Cipralex side effects: angina pectoris. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 10 Mg Qd Po.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Monotab (isosoribide Mononitrate) (isosorbide Mononitrate)
  • Simcalmed (simvastatin) (simvastatin)
  • Tenaxum (rilmenidine)
Patient was hospitalized.

Completed Suicide (5386088-2)
on Jun 25, 2007 Male from NORWAY , 51 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • depression
and was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). After Cipralex was administered, patient encountered several Cipralex side effects: completed suicide. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 10 Mg Qd Po.

Anaemia, Fall, Haematoma, Humerus Fracture, Hyponatraemia, Loss Of Consciousness (5386086-9)
Patient was taking Cipralex (escitalopram). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cipralex side effects: anaemia, fall, haematoma, humerus fracture, hyponatraemia, loss of consciousness on Jun 29, 2007 from ITALY Additional patient health information: Female , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • depressive symptom
and. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 10 Mg Qd Po. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Angina Pectoris (5376046-6)
Adverse event was reported on Jun 13, 2007 by a Female taking Cipralex (escitalopram) (Dosage: 10 Mg Qd Po) was diagnosed with
  • panic disorder
and. Location: CZECH REPUBLIC , 74 years of age, Patient felt the following Cipralex side effects: angina pectoris.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Monotab (isosorbide Mononitrate) (isosorbide Mononitrate)
  • Simcalmed (simvastatin) (simvastatin)
  • Tenaxum (rilmenidine)
Patient was hospitalized.

Akinesia, C-reactive Protein Increased, Chills, Extrapyramidal Disorder, Facial Palsy, Loss Of Consciousness (5369467-9)
on Jun 05, 2007 Female from DENMARK , 85 years of age, was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). After Cipralex was administered, patient encountered several Cipralex side effects: akinesia, c-reactive protein increased, chills, extrapyramidal disorder, facial palsy, loss of consciousness. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 10 Mg Qd Po.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Seroquel (25 Mg Qd Po)
  • Trazodone Hcl (100 Mg Qd Po)
  • Risperdal (2 Mg Tid Po)
  • Zolpidem Tartrate
Patient was hospitalized.

Head Banging, Self Injurious Behaviour, Suicidal Ideation (5352073-X)
on May 25, 2007 Female from DENMARK , 16 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, was diagnosed with
  • anxiety
  • depression
and was treated with Cipralex (escitalopram). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cipralex side effects: head banging, self injurious behaviour, suicidal ideation. Cipralex (escitalopram) dosage: 10 Mg Qd Po. Patient was hospitalized.

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