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 20 drug regulatory agency warnings from seven countries (Australia, Canada, Germany,Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States) and the European Union on Lexapro (or escitalopram). 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):

7 warnings on Lexapro causing suicide risk or suicidal behavior
3 warnings on Lexapro causing cardiovascular disorders
3 warnings on Lexapro causing newborn complications
3 warnings on Lexapro causing heart problems
3 warnings on Lexapro causing birth defects
2 warnings on Lexapro causing hostility or aggression
2 warnings on Lexapro causing agitation
2 warnings on Lexapro causing anxiety
2 warnings on Lexapro causing involuntary movements
2 warnings on Lexapro causing withdrawal reactions
2 warnings on Lexapro causing Serotonin Syndrome
2 warnings on Lexapro causing nervous system disorders
1 warning on Lexapro causing abnormal behavior
1 warning on Lexapro causing abnormal bleeding
1 warning on Lexapro causing blood disorders
1 warning on Lexapro causing eye problems
1 warning on Lexapro causing mania or psychosis
1 warning on Lexapro causing sexual dysfunction
1 warning on Lexapro causing sleep problems
1 warning on Lexapro causing irritability
1 warning on Lexapro having lack of efficacy

Lexapro Drug Studies:

There have been 30 studies done in 17 countries (Australia, Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States) on Lexapro (or escitalopram). 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):

5 studies on Lexapro causing sexual dysfunction
3 studies on Lexapro causing suicide risk or attempts
3 studies on Lexapro causing newborn complications
3 studies on Lexapro causing abnormal bleeding
3 studies on Lexapro causing premature birth
3 studies on Lexapro causing cardiovascular disorders
3 studies on Lexapro causing blood disorders
2 studies on Lexapro having lack of efficacy
2 studies on Lexapro causing pregnancy complications
2 studies on Lexapro causing withdrawal reactions
2 studies on Lexapro causing birth complications
2 studies on Lexapro causing involuntary movements
2 studies on Lexapro causing nervous system disorders
2 studies on Lexapro causing risk of fractures
2 studies on Lexapro causing weight gain
2 studies on Lexapro causing heart problems
2 studies on Lexapro causing stroke
2 studies on Lexapro causing developmental disorders
1 study on Lexapro causing gastrointestinal problems
1 study on Lexapro causing skin conditions
1 study on Lexapro causing self-harm
1 study on Lexapro causing reproductive system disorders
1 study on Lexapro causing risk of falls
1 study on Lexapro causing diabetes
1 study on Lexapro causing violence
1 study on Lexapro causing homicide or homicidal ideation
1 study on Lexapro causing death or increased risk of death
1 study on Lexapro causing seizures
1 study on Lexapro causing heart attacks

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.