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Lexapro (Escitalopram) - Side Effect Reports to FDA

 
 



This is an index of side effect / adverse reaction reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Lexapro (Escitalopram) and submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Reports by Event Outcome

All Cases (692)
Death (38)
Life Threatening Events (26)
Disability (17)

Reports by Reaction Type

Drug Ineffective (61)Suicidal Ideation (57)Depression (56)Nausea (56)Anxiety (49)Insomnia (47)Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus (39)Weight Increased (38)Headache (37)Feeling Abnormal (35)Fatigue (33)Tremor (33)

Below are a few examples of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Lexapro (Escitalopram). For a complete list or a specific selection of reports, please use the links above.

Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Pain, Headache, Somnolence, Cardiac Disorder

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Alprazolam

Lexapro

Oxycontin
    Dosage: 80 mg, unk

Roxicodone



Possible Lexapro side effects in 79 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 79 year old female

Reactions: Hallucination, Visual, Hallucination, Auditory, Drug Interaction, Toxicity To Various Agents, Somnolence, Crying

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2007-01-01

Lunesta
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Morphine
    Indication: Pain
    Start date: 2011-11-01
    End date: 2012-02-01

Oxycontin
    Indication: Pain

Oxycontin

Other drugs received by patient: Vicodin



Possible Lexapro side effects in 34 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: 34 year old female, weighing 68.0 kg (149.7 pounds)

Reactions: Nausea, Dystonia, Headache, Serotonin Syndrome, Anxiety, Incoherent, Syncope, Hot Flush, Heart Rate Increased, Visual Impairment, Dizziness, Disturbance in Attention, Coordination Abnormal

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-08-24

Patient: female

Reactions: Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: 20 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Major Depression
    Start date: 2011-04-07

Luaf41156
    Dosage: 0.5 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Major Depression
    Start date: 2011-04-08
    End date: 2011-05-05

Luaf41156
    Dosage: 2 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-07-13

Luaf41156
    Dosage: 1 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-05-06
    End date: 2011-07-12

Other drugs received by patient: Advil; Lantus; Norco; Humalog; Lipitor; Calcium Carbonate; Lisinopril



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: male

Reactions: Nervousness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: 20 mg, unk

Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    End date: 2012-08-20



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-08-22

Patient: male

Reactions: Sudden Death, Circulatory Collapse

Adverse event resulted in: death, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

Other drugs received by patient: Ascal; Ramipril; Ascal Cardio Brisper Effervescent; Clozapine; Aspirin and Dipyridamole; Oxazepam; Omeprazole; Zocor; Clozapine; Slow-K; Vitamin B Complex CAP



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-22

Patient: female, weighing 32.7 kg (71.8 pounds)

Reactions: Product Substitution Issue, Drug Effect Decreased

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-21

Patient: female

Reactions: Nausea, Pain, Inadequate Analgesia, Headache, Somnolence, Abdominal Pain Upper, Cardiac Disorder, Unevaluable Event

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Alprazolam
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Cardiac Medication
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Lexapro
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Oxycontin
    Dosage: 80 mg, unk
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Roxicodone
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-21

Patient: female

Reactions: Underweight, Vomiting, Premature Baby, Failure To Thrive, Congenital Cardiovascular Anomaly, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a lawyer from United States on 2012-08-21

Patient: female

Reactions: Atrial Septal Defect, Cleft Palate, Lung Disorder, Congenital Anomaly

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-08-20

Patient: male, weighing 54.0 kg (118.8 pounds)

Reactions: Activation Syndrome

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-07-24
    End date: 2012-07-26

Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-07-11
    End date: 2012-07-18

Lexapro
    Dosage: 20 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-07-19
    End date: 2012-07-23

Remeron
    Dosage: 45 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-06-27
    End date: 2012-07-31

Other drugs received by patient: Zyprexa; Alprazolam; Glycyron; Zyprexa; Zyprexa; Meilax; Amlodipine Besylate; Zyprexa



Possible Lexapro side effects in 34 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-20

Patient: 34 year old male, weighing 84.1 kg (185.0 pounds)

Reactions: Anxiety, Palpitations, Abasia, Vertigo, Dizziness, Withdrawal Syndrome, Blindness, Cardiac Disorder

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Alprazolam
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety

Lexapro
    Indication: Anxiety
    Start date: 2012-08-03

Paxil
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Sertraline Hydrochloride
    Dosage: 50mg per day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety
    Start date: 2012-07-01
    End date: 2012-08-03

Zoloft
    Dosage: 50mg per day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety
    Start date: 1999-01-01



Possible Lexapro side effects in 50 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-16

Patient: 50 year old female

Reactions: Nausea

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: unk

Pristiq
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral

Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg, 1x/day, at bedtime
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2009-08-01

Other drugs received by patient: Effexor; Levothyroxine



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-08-15

Patient: female, weighing 46.0 kg (101.2 pounds)

Reactions: Hepatic Function Abnormal, Rash

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

Other drugs received by patient: Cephadol; Depas; Lansoprazole; Aspirin; Paxil; Paxil; Paxil; Magnesium Oxide; Aftach; Tegretol; Pantosin



Possible Lexapro side effects in 18 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-08-14

Patient: 18 year old female

Reactions: Intentional Self-Injury

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

Other drugs received by patient: Abilify; Halcion; Lendormin; Evamyl; Cymbalta; Somelin; Alprazolam; Depas



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-08-14

Patient: female

Reactions: Blood Pressure Increased, Palpitations, Activation Syndrome, Hyperhidrosis, Tremor

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

Other drugs received by patient: Other Ssris; Ludiomil; Amoxapine



Possible Lexapro side effects in 19 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-08-14

Patient: 19 year old female

Reactions: Intentional Self-Injury

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

Other drugs received by patient: Lorazepam



Possible Lexapro side effects in 68 year old female

Reported by a individual with unspecified qualification from United States on 2012-08-14

Patient: 68 year old female

Reactions: Meniscus Lesion, Anxiety, Panic Attack, Pain in Extremity, Thyroid Disorder, Breast Cancer Female, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Crestor
    Administration route: Oral

Lexapro

Nexium
    Administration route: Oral

Synthroid

Other drugs received by patient: Arimidex



Possible Lexapro side effects in

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-14

Patient:

Reactions: Diarrhoea

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg, 1xday, po
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety
    Start date: 2011-06-05
    End date: 2011-08-09

Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg, 1xday, po
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    Start date: 2011-06-05
    End date: 2011-08-09

Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg, 1xday, po
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2011-06-05
    End date: 2011-08-09

Other drugs received by patient: Pristiq; Zoloft



Possible Lexapro side effects in 79 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-14

Patient: 79 year old female

Reactions: Hallucination, Auditory, Hallucination, Visual, Drug Interaction, Toxicity To Various Agents, Somnolence, Crying

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: 20 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2007-01-01

Lunesta
    Dosage: 3 mg

Morphine
    Indication: Pain
    Start date: 2011-11-01
    End date: 2012-02-01

Oxycontin
    Indication: Pain

Oxycontin
    Dosage: 40 mg every 8 hours as needed

Other drugs received by patient: Vicodin



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-13

Patient: male, weighing 90.7 kg (199.6 pounds)

Reactions: Confusional State, Fear, Pain, Muscular Weakness, Headache, Weight Increased, Dyspnoea Exertional, Hypokinesia, Fatigue, Oedema Peripheral, Dizziness, Depression, Hypersomnia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-01-01

Lexapro
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    End date: 2012-01-01

Prednisone TAB
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-01-01

Prednisone TAB
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Prostate Cancer
    Start date: 2012-01-01

Zytiga
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Prostate Cancer
    Start date: 2012-04-01



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-08-10

Patient: male

Reactions: Activation Syndrome

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro



Possible Lexapro side effects in 29 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-08-10

Patient: 29 year old female

Reactions: Jaundice, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

Other drugs received by patient: Tongtian Oral Solution; Jingwu Capsules



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-08

Patient: female, weighing 72.6 kg (159.7 pounds)

Reactions: Depression, Somnolence

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Invega
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-05-01

Invega
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Invega
    Administration route: Oral

Lexapro
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2012-05-01

Other drugs received by patient: Abilify; Xanax; Unknown Medication; Gabapentin



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-08

Patient: female

Reactions: Dyskinesia, Gaze Palsy

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: 1 1/2 pills per day po
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety
    Start date: 2011-09-01
    End date: 2012-08-05

Lexapro
    Dosage: 1 1/2 pills per day po
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2011-09-01
    End date: 2012-08-05



Possible Lexapro side effects in 19 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-08-07

Patient: 19 year old female

Reactions: Intentional Self-Injury

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-07

Patient: female, weighing 68.0 kg (149.7 pounds)

Reactions: Product Substitution Issue, Affective Disorder, Renal Impairment, Diarrhoea, Drug Intolerance, Oedema Peripheral, Mental Disorder

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-07

Patient: male, weighing 14.0 kg (30.8 pounds)

Reactions: Heart Disease Congenital, Exposure VIA Father

Adverse event resulted in: disablity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-06

Patient: male, weighing 83.9 kg (184.6 pounds)

Reactions: Atrial Fibrillation

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: 10mg 1/day po
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Palpitations
    Start date: 2012-04-06
    End date: 2012-07-31

Pristiq
    Dosage: 50mg 1/day po
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Palpitations
    Start date: 2012-04-06
    End date: 2012-07-31

Other drugs received by patient: Pradaxa; Tenormin



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-08-06

Patient: female, weighing 77.0 kg (169.4 pounds)

Reactions: Abdominal Pain, Visual Acuity Reduced, Hyperhidrosis, Abdominal Discomfort, Myalgia, Weight Increased, Malaise, Face Oedema, Gamma-Glutamyltransferase Increased, Photophobia, Blood Uric Acid Increased, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Urinary Retention, Epistaxis, Blood Pressure Increased, Vomiting, Nausea, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Diarrhoea, Oliguria, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Electrocardiogram Abnormal, Pollakiuria

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

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