Lexapro Side Effects

The documented risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions. Lexapro is newer antidepressant drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that antidepressants can cause suicidal thinking and behavior in children and young adults. Lexapro is also known as Cipralex, Entact, Escitalopram, Esertia, Seroplex, Sipralexa.

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Lexapro Drug Warnings:

There have been 16 drug regulatory agency warnings from four countries (United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia) and the European Union. These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):

10 warnings on Lexapro causing suicide thoughts/behavior/attempts
2 warnings on Lexapro causing death
2 warnings on Lexapro causing hostility/aggression
2 warnings on Lexapro causing birth defects
1 warning on Lexapro causing abnormal bleeding

Lexapro Drug Studies:

There have been 5 studies from eight countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom, United States and Denmark). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):

1 study on Lexapro causing suicide thoughts/behavior/attempts
1 study on Lexapro causing violence
1 study on Lexapro causing birth defects
1 study on Lexapro causing increased risk of mortality
1 study on Lexapro causing risk of falls in elderly
1 study on Lexapro causing self-harm
1 study on Lexapro causing sexual dysfunction

Top Reactions for All Ages: There have been 5,886 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Lexapro.

The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.

  • 400 cases of suicidal ideation
  • 361 cases of anxiety
  • 351 cases of completed suicides
  • 346 cases of nausea
  • 334 cases of depression
  • 331 cases of convulsions
  • 319 cases of dizziness
  • 269 cases of loss of consciousness
  • 267 cases of tremors
  • 264 cases of suicide attempts


Documented Side Effects of Lexapro:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.

Abnormal bleeding
Confusion
Convulsions
Fast or irregular heartbeat
Fatigue
Flu-like symptoms

Hallucinations
Increased appetite
Insomnia
Irregular heartbeat
Manic episodes
Nausea
Neck/shoulder pain

Serotonin Syndrome
Sexual dysfunction
Severe muscle stiffness
Suicidal thinking and behavior
Unusual excitement



Note: Side effects of psychiatric drugs can persist for months, if not years, after stopping them.
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This brochure is a simple guide that documents the dangerous and deadly side effects of the drugs prescribed to millions of men, women and children diagnosed with bogus mental disorders.