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Lexapro (Escitalopram) - Life Threatening Events - Suspected Cause - Side Effect Reports

 
 



Index of reports > Life Threatening Events (26)

Below is the selection of side effect reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Lexapro (Escitalopram) life threatening events. The selected reports were submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year.

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

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

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

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



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Thought Blocking, Vitamin D, Feeling Abnormal, Suicidal Ideation

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-18

Patient: female, weighing 88.5 kg (194.6 pounds)

Reactions: Blood Cholesterol Increased, Hypertension

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

Other drugs received by patient: Cymbalta



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-07-17

Patient: female, weighing 46.0 kg (101.2 pounds)

Reactions: Pneumonia, Altered State of Consciousness

Adverse event resulted in: death, life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

Other drugs received by patient: Clonazepam; Nesina; Mirtazapine; Aspirin; Silece; Trazodone Hydrochloride; Promazine Hydrochloride; Metformin HCL; Lansoprazole; Depas



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-06-15

Patient: male, weighing 48.0 kg (105.6 pounds)

Reactions: Renal Failure, Urinary Tract Infection, Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion, Hyponatraemia, Cardiac Failure Congestive, Loss of Consciousness, Decreased Appetite

Adverse event resulted in: death, life threatening event, disablity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-04-03
    End date: 2012-04-09

Zoloft
    Dosage: 50 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2012-04-03

Other drugs received by patient: Lansoprazole; Prednisolone; Gascon; Dogmatyl



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-06-12

Patient: male, weighing 48.0 kg (105.6 pounds)

Reactions: Renal Failure, Urinary Tract Infection, Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion, Hyponatraemia, Cardiac Failure Congestive, Loss of Consciousness, Decreased Appetite

Adverse event resulted in: death, life threatening event, disablity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-04-03
    End date: 2012-04-09

Zoloft
    Dosage: 50 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2012-04-03

Other drugs received by patient: Gascon; Lansoprazole; Dogmatyl; Prednisolone



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-04-19

Patient: male, weighing 83.0 kg (182.6 pounds)

Reactions: Nausea, Hyperkalaemia

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a individual with unspecified qualification from Denmark on 2012-04-18

Patient: male, weighing 82.0 kg (180.4 pounds)

Reactions: Hyperkalaemia, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Decreased Appetite

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

Other drugs received by patient: Alprazolam; Milnacipran Hydrochloride



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-04-17

Patient: female

Reactions: Sepsis, Constipation

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression

Lexapro
    Dosage: 20 mg
    Administration route: Oral

Other drugs received by patient: Cymbalta; Amitriptyline HCL



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-04-03

Patient: male, weighing 70.0 kg (154.0 pounds)

Reactions: Memory Impairment, Erectile Dysfunction, Loss of Libido, Suicidal Ideation

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-03-06

Patient: male, weighing 57.0 kg (125.4 pounds)

Reactions: Pneumonia Aspiration, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pleural Effusion, Pneumothorax

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

Other drugs received by patient: Ganaton; Keishi-KA-Shakuyaku-TO; Yodel-S; Zolpidem



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-02-14

Patient: female, weighing 2.7 kg (5.9 pounds)

Reactions: Caesarean Section, Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus, Neonatal Asphyxia, Convulsion Neonatal

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

Other drugs received by patient: Lexotan (Bromazepam) (Bromazepam); Risperidone; Lekrica (Chlorphenamine Maleate) (Chlorphenamine Maleate); Goodmin (Brotizolam) (Brotizolam); Halrack (Triazolam) (Triazolam); Solanax (Alprazolam) (Alprazolam); Silece (Flunitrazepam) (Flunitrazepam); Zoloft (Sertraline Hydrochloride) (Setraline Hydrochloride); Reflex (Mirtazapine) (Mirtazapine); Levotomin (Levomepromazine Maleate) (Levomepromazine Maleate)



Possible Lexapro side effects in 57 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-02-08

Patient: 57 year old female, weighing 74.8 kg (164.7 pounds)

Reactions: Agitation, Serotonin Syndrome, Panic Reaction

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro



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 35 year old male

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

Patient: 35 year old male

Reactions: Headache, Fall, Amnesia, Loss of Consciousness, TIC, Parosmia, Bradycardia, Asthenia, Cough

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg (10 mg, 1 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2011-11-16
    End date: 2011-11-30

Lexapro
    Dosage: 20 mg (20 mg, 1 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2011-12-01
    End date: 2011-12-03

Other drugs received by patient: Dogmatyl (Sulpiride) (Sulpiride); Kipres (Montelukast Sodium) (Montelukast Sodium); Asmedin (Cimetidine) (Dimetidine); Zolpidem Tartrate; Depas (Etizolam) (Etizolam); Drug FOR Headache (Drug FOR Headache) (Drug FOR Headache); Wypax (Lorazepam) (Lorazepam); Lexotan (Bromazepam) (Bromazepam); Lansoprazole



Possible Lexapro side effects in 47 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-01-25

Patient: 47 year old male, weighing 215.0 kg (473.0 pounds)

Reactions: Drug Ineffective, Paranoia, Headache, Suicidal Ideation, Overdose, Medication Error, DRY Mouth, Major Depression, Dizziness, Blood Glucose Increased

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Indication: Bipolar I Disorder
    Start date: 2011-06-01

Lexapro
    Indication: Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type
    Start date: 2011-06-01

Abilify
    Dosage: restarted in jul,dec11
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Bipolar I Disorder
    Start date: 2011-06-01

Prozac
    Indication: Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type
    Start date: 2011-06-01

Abilify
    Dosage: restarted in jul,dec11
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type
    Start date: 2011-06-01

Wellbutrin
    Indication: Bipolar I Disorder
    Start date: 2011-06-01

Prozac
    Indication: Major Depression
    Start date: 2011-06-01

Wellbutrin
    Indication: Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type
    Start date: 2011-06-01

Other drugs received by patient: Topamax; Glimepiride; Singulair; Neurontin; Welchol; Seroquel; Diovan; Misoprostol; Actos; Prilosec; Celebrex; Vesicare



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 female

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

Patient: female, weighing 77.0 kg (169.4 pounds)

Reactions: Refusal of Treatment by Patient, Agitation, Stereotypy, Diet Refusal, Conversion Disorder, Dyskinesia, General Physical Health Deterioration, Tremor, Hallucinations, Mixed, Regressive Behaviour, Insomnia, Acute Psychosis, Hypersomnia

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

Other drugs received by patient: Depakote; Topamax



Possible Lexapro side effects in 35 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2012-01-18

Patient: 35 year old male

Reactions: TIC, Parosmia, Bradycardia, Headache, Fall, Cough, Loss of Consciousness

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: 10 mg (10 mg,1 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-11-16
    End date: 2011-11-30

Lexapro
    Dosage: 20 mg (20 mg,1 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-12-01
    End date: 2011-12-03

Other drugs received by patient: Wypax (Lorazepam) (Lorazepam); Kipres (Montelukast Sodium) (Montelukast Sodium); Asmedin (Cimetidine) (Cimetidine); Lansoprazole; Dogmatyl (Sulpiride) (Sulpiride); Drug FOR A Headache (Drug FOR Headache) (Drug FOR Headache); Depas (Etizolam) (Etizolam); Lexotan (Bromazepam) (Bromazepam)



Possible Lexapro side effects in 25 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-01-17

Patient: 25 year old female, weighing 77.0 kg (169.4 pounds)

Reactions: Agitation, Refusal of Treatment by Patient, Dyskinesia, Conversion Disorder, General Physical Health Deterioration, Tremor, Hallucinations, Mixed, Insomnia, Acute Psychosis

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro

Other drugs received by patient: Depakote; Levothyroxine Sodium; Topamax



Possible Lexapro side effects in 26 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-01-10

Patient: 26 year old female, weighing 72.6 kg (159.7 pounds)

Reactions: Agitation, Abnormal Behaviour, Suicidal Ideation, Decreased Interest, Apathy, Fatigue, Educational Problem, Feelings of Worthlessness, Depressed Mood, Hypersomnia, Decreased Appetite

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro



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 female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-12-16

Patient: female

Reactions: Drug Ineffective, Suicidal Ideation

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

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

Lexapro
    Administration route: Oral



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2011-11-02

Patient: male, weighing 3.0 kg (6.6 pounds)

Reactions: Neonatal Respiratory Depression, Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro



Possible Lexapro side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2011-10-19

Patient: male, weighing 3.0 kg (6.6 pounds)

Reactions: Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus, Neonatal Respiratory Depression

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro



Possible Lexapro side effects in female

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

Patient: female

Reactions: Drug Ineffective, Suicidal Ideation

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

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

Abilify
    Dosage: oral
    Administration route: Oral

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