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Lexapro (Escitalopram) - Suicide Attempt - Suspected Cause - Side Effect Reports

 
 



Index of reports > Cases with Suicide Attempt (24)

Below is the selection of side effect reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Lexapro (Escitalopram) where reactions include suicide attempt. The selected reports were submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year.

Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-30

Patient: female, weighing 65.0 kg (143.0 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Fatigue, Suicide Attempt, Depression, Intentional Self-Injury, Suicidal Ideation

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-02-03
    End date: 2012-02-14

Lexapro
    Dosage: 5 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Generalised Anxiety Disorder
    Start date: 2011-07-07
    End date: 2012-02-02

Lexapro
    Dosage: 5 mg
    Start date: 2012-02-15



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-06-05

Patient: male

Reactions: Nightmare, Drug Effect Decreased, Drug Ineffective, Dyskinesia, Muscle Twitching, Constipation, Suicidal Ideation, Tremor, Diarrhoea, Ageusia, DRY Mouth, Suicide Attempt, Decreased Appetite

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR
    Dosage: 75 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 1993-01-01

Paxil
    Dosage: unk

Pristiq
    Dosage: patient tried taking half a tablet
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2009-03-01
    End date: 2009-03-23

Trazodone HCL
    Dosage: unk

Lexapro
    Dosage: unk

Depakote
    Dosage: unk

Doxepin HCL
    Dosage: unk

Seroquel
    Dosage: unk

Cymbalta
    Dosage: unk

Wellbutrin
    Dosage: unk

Zyprexa
    Dosage: unk

Mirtazapine
    Dosage: unk

Prozac
    Dosage: unk

Pristiq
    Dosage: 50.0 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2009-03-16
    End date: 2009-03-01

Zoloft
    Dosage: unk

Paroxetine
    Dosage: unk

Other drugs received by patient: Fish Oil, Hydrogenated; ONE-A-DAY



Possible Lexapro side effects in 75 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-05-24

Patient: 75 year old male

Reactions: Nightmare, Drug Effect Decreased, Drug Ineffective, Muscle Twitching, Suicidal Ideation, Tremor, Diarrhoea, Suicide Attempt

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

Mirtazapine
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Paroxetine HCL
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Seroquel
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Prozac
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Wellbutrin
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Cymbalta
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Depakote
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Paxil
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg (50 mg, 1 in 1 d), oral; patient tried taking half a tablet, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2009-03-01
    End date: 2009-03-23

Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg (50 mg, 1 in 1 d), oral; patient tried taking half a tablet, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2009-03-16

Effexor XR
    Dosage: 75 mg (75 mg, 1 in 1 d), oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 1993-01-01

Zoloft
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Doxepin HCL
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Lexapro
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Other drugs received by patient: Flovent HFA; ONE-A-DAY; Fish Oil, Hydrogenated



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-05-18

Patient: male

Reactions: Nightmare, Drug Effect Decreased, Drug Ineffective, Dyskinesia, Muscle Twitching, Constipation, Suicidal Ideation, Tremor, Diarrhoea, Ageusia, DRY Mouth, Suicide Attempt, Decreased Appetite

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

Trazodone
    Dosage: unk

Wellbutrin
    Dosage: unk

Paxil
    Dosage: unk

Depakote
    Dosage: unk

Effexor XR
    Dosage: 75 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 1993-01-01

Pristiq
    Dosage: half a tablet
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2009-03-01
    End date: 2009-03-23

Zoloft
    Dosage: unk

Mirtazapine
    Dosage: unk

Zyprexa
    Dosage: unk

Cymbalta
    Dosage: unk

Prozac
    Dosage: unk

Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2009-03-16
    End date: 2009-03-01

Doxepin HCL
    Dosage: unk

Seroquel
    Dosage: unk

Lexapro
    Dosage: unk

Other drugs received by patient: Fish Oil, Hydrogenated; ONE-A-DAY



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-05-17

Patient: male

Reactions: Drug Effect Decreased, Nightmare, Drug Ineffective, Dyskinesia, Muscle Twitching, Constipation, Suicidal Ideation, Tremor, Diarrhoea, Ageusia, DRY Mouth, Suicide Attempt, Decreased Appetite

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor XR
    Dosage: 75 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 1993-01-01

Pristiq
    Dosage: 50.0 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2009-03-16
    End date: 2009-03-01

Doxepin HCL
    Dosage: unk

Pristiq
    Dosage: patient tried taking half a tablet
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2009-03-01
    End date: 2009-03-23

Trazodone
    Dosage: unk

Paxil
    Dosage: unk

Zoloft
    Dosage: unk

Wellbutrin
    Dosage: unk

Prozac
    Dosage: unk

Depakote
    Dosage: unk

Mirtazapine
    Dosage: unk

Zyprexa
    Dosage: unk

Seroquel
    Dosage: unk

Lexapro
    Dosage: unk

Paroxetine
    Dosage: unk

Cymbalta
    Dosage: unk

Other drugs received by patient: ONE-A-DAY; Fish Oil, Hydrogenated



Possible Lexapro side effects in 15 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-03-05

Patient: 15 year old female

Reactions: Off Label Use, Fatigue, Suicide Attempt, Depression, Intentional Self-Injury, Suicidal Ideation

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: 5 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety
    Start date: 2011-07-01
    End date: 2012-02-02

Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-02-03
    End date: 2012-02-14

Lexapro
    Dosage: 5 mg
    Start date: 2012-02-15



Possible Lexapro side effects in 24 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-02-28

Patient: 24 year old female

Reactions: Intentional Overdose, Suicide Attempt

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Viibryd

Lexapro



Possible Lexapro side effects in 65 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-02-24

Patient: 65 year old male

Reactions: Suicide Attempt, Loss of Consciousness

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

Other drugs received by patient: Dogmatyl (Sulpiride (Sulpiride); Anafranil; Cymbalta



Possible Lexapro side effects in 65 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-02-21

Patient: 65 year old male

Reactions: Abnormal Behaviour, Suicide Attempt, Loss of Consciousness

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Dcgmatyl (Sulpiride)
    Dosage: oral
    Administration route: Oral

Lexapro
    Dosage: 20 mg (20 mg,1 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-08-01

Other drugs received by patient: Cymbalta (Duloxetine Hydrochloride) (Duloxetine Hydrochloride); Anafranil (Clomipramine Hydrochloride) (Clomipramine Hydrochloride)



Possible Lexapro side effects in 24 year old male

Reported by a pharmacist from Denmark on 2012-02-17

Patient: 24 year old male, weighing 63.0 kg (138.6 pounds)

Reactions: Nausea, Depression Suicidal, Suicide Attempt, Pyrexia, Activation Syndrome, Suicidal Ideation

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

Other drugs received by patient: Tefmetin (Trimebutine Maleate); Risperidone



Possible Lexapro side effects in 24 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-02-07

Patient: 24 year old male, weighing 63.0 kg (138.6 pounds)

Reactions: Restlessness, Nausea, Hypomania, Pyrexia, Activation Syndrome, Asphyxia, Euphoric Mood, Depression Suicidal, Suicide Attempt, Feeling Abnormal

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

Other drugs received by patient: Tefmetin (Trimebutine Maleate) (Trimebutine Maleate); Risperidone



Possible Lexapro side effects in 24 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-02-01

Patient: 24 year old male

Reactions: Suicide Attempt, Activation Syndrome

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

Other drugs received by patient: Risperidone



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-01-26

Patient: male, weighing 93.0 kg (204.6 pounds)

Reactions: Continuous Haemodiafiltration, Coma, Snoring, Convulsion, Blood Lactic Acid Increased, Sinus Bradycardia, Respiratory Acidosis, Poisoning, Miosis, Suicide Attempt, Multiple Drug Overdose Intentional, Muscle Spasms

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Baclofen
    Dosage: overdose 1850 mg (once)

Lexapro
    Dosage: overdose: unclear if 160mg or 100 mg (once)

Mirtazapine
    Dosage: overdose 230 mg (once)



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-01-19

Patient: male, weighing 93.0 kg (204.6 pounds)

Reactions: Intentional Overdose, Continuous Haemodiafiltration, Coma, Toxicity To Various Agents, Sinus Bradycardia, Convulsion, Respiratory Acidosis, Suicide Attempt, Muscle Spasms

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Baclofen
    Dosage: 1850 mg, once, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Multiple Sclerosis

Lexapro
    Dosage: 160 mg, once

Mirtazapine
    Dosage: 230 mg, once



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-01-05

Patient: male, weighing 93.0 kg (204.6 pounds)

Reactions: Coma, Continuous Haemodiafiltration, Snoring, Blood Lactic Acid Increased, Convulsion, Sinus Bradycardia, Respiratory Rate Decreased, Respiratory Acidosis, Miosis, Multiple Drug Overdose Intentional, Suicide Attempt, Muscle Spasms

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Baclofen
    Dosage: (1850 mg, once), oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Multiple Sclerosis

Lexapro
    Dosage: (160 mg, once)

Mirtazapine
    Dosage: (230 mg, once)



Possible Lexapro side effects in 19 year old male

Reported by a physician from United States on 2011-11-30

Patient: 19 year old male

Reactions: Hepatic Failure, Suicide Attempt

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: started 6 years ago
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder

Topamax

Abilify
    Dosage: started 6 years ago: before 2005
    Indication: Depression
    End date: 2010-09-01

Lexapro
    Dosage: started 6 years ago
    Indication: Depression

Abilify
    Dosage: started 6 years ago: before 2005
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder
    End date: 2010-09-01

Other drugs received by patient: Trazodone HCL; Imitrex



Possible Lexapro side effects in 21 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2011-11-17

Patient: 21 year old female, weighing 50.0 kg (110.0 pounds)

Reactions: Suicide Attempt, Multiple Drug Overdose Intentional

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Paxil
    Dosage: 10 mg (10 mg, 1 in 1 d), oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2011-08-09
    End date: 2011-08-12

Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg (10 mg, 1 in 1 d), oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2011-08-29
    End date: 2011-09-02

Other drugs received by patient: Constan (Alprazolam) (Alprazolam)



Possible Lexapro side effects in 24 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-10-27

Patient: 24 year old male

Reactions: Feeling of Despair, Product Quality Issue, Personality Change, Akathisia, Agitation, Paranoia, Ejaculation Failure, Impulsive Behaviour, Discomfort, Aggression, Anxiety, Irritability, Mania, Palpitations, Suicide Attempt, Depression, Feeling Abnormal, Nervousness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Sertraline Hydrochloride

Hypericum (Hypericum)
    Dosage: 900 mg (900 mg, 1 in 1 d)

Lexapro
    Dosage: 20 mg (10 mg, 2 in 1 d), oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety
    Start date: 2005-02-03



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-10-14

Patient: female

Reactions: Overdose, Intentional Overdose, Suicide Attempt

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Anti-Inflammatory (Nos) (Anti-Inflammatory (Nos))

Lexapro
    Dosage: oral
    Start date: 2007-01-01



Possible Lexapro side effects in 47 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-10-14

Patient: 47 year old female

Reactions: Intentional Overdose, Dizziness, Suicide Attempt

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg (10 mg, 1 in 1 d), oral, 250 mg, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety
    End date: 2011-05-23

Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg (10 mg, 1 in 1 d), oral, 250 mg, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    End date: 2011-05-23

Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg (10 mg, 1 in 1 d), oral, 250 mg, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety
    Start date: 2011-05-23
    End date: 2011-05-23

Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg (10 mg, 1 in 1 d), oral, 250 mg, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2011-05-23
    End date: 2011-05-23



Possible Lexapro side effects in 44 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2011-10-14

Patient: 44 year old male, weighing 73.0 kg (160.6 pounds)

Reactions: Suicide Attempt, Multiple Drug Overdose

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: oral ; oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2011-01-01
    End date: 2011-01-01

Ambien CR
    Dosage: 12.5 mg (12.5 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Insomnia
    Start date: 2010-12-01

Ambien CR
    Dosage: 12.5 mg (12.5 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Insomnia
    Start date: 2011-01-01
    End date: 2011-01-01

Lunesta
    Dosage: 2 mg (2 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Insomnia
    Start date: 2010-10-01
    End date: 2010-12-01

Lunesta
    Dosage: 2 mg (2 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Insomnia
    Start date: 2011-01-01
    End date: 2011-01-01

Xanax
    Dosage: oral ; oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2011-01-01
    End date: 2011-01-01



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-10-14

Patient: male

Reactions: Suicide Attempt, Suicidal Ideation

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro



Possible Lexapro side effects in 16 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-10-14

Patient: 16 year old male

Reactions: Intentional Overdose, Suicide Attempt

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg (10 mg,1 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2010-09-17
    End date: 2011-02-17

Prescription Drugs NOS (Prescription Drugs Nos)
    Dosage: oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-01-01
    End date: 2011-02-17

Oxycontin
    Dosage: oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-01-01
    End date: 2011-02-17

Cold Medications NOS (Cold Medications Nos)
    Dosage: oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-01-01
    End date: 2011-02-17



Possible Lexapro side effects in 19 year old

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-10-02

Patient: 19 year old

Reactions: Hepatic Failure, Suicide Attempt

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Abilify
    Dosage: started 6 years ago
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder

Lexapro
    Dosage: started 6 years ago
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder

Topamax

Abilify
    Dosage: started 6 years ago
    Indication: Depression

Lexapro
    Dosage: started 6 years ago
    Indication: Depression

Other drugs received by patient: Imitrex

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