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Top 10 Side Effects of Lexapro

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Top 10 Side Effects of Lexapro


Several anxiety disorders and depression could occur for no meaningful reason that could lead to illness, relationship problems, or bereavement. This sort of depression can sometime lead to weakening of the body, dizzyness or so and this must be controlled by the use of medical drugs. Escitalopram, also called as Lexapro is an oral drug that is prescribed for patients suffering from generalized anxiety disorder or depression. This antidepressant belongs to the drug group also called as the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs).

Lexapro or Escitalopram is prescribed for people over the age of 12. However, over dose or imbalance in the proper intake of this medicine could further degrade the condition of the patient causing the brain to be unbalanced and leading to further depression. Lexapro controls the anxiety by preventing the reuptake of one of the neurotransmitter, serotonin, which results in more amount of serotonin in the brain that get attached to the receptor cells.

Escitalopram was approved by the FDA in 2002 and is commonly known as Lexapro in the public. Despite its medical usages, this medical drug has got some harmful side effects as well. So, let us take a look at the top 10 side effects of Lexapro.

10. Headache and nausea

Headache and nausea- side effects of Lexapro

Headache and nausea are the most common side effects of Lexapro. Anyone who is not used to this medicine or have never taken so might get strong headaches and the feel of vomiting. 90 out of 100 Lexapro users have noticed this side effect of this medicinal drug. The headaches can get worse to more than 2 weeks while nausea will exist during the process. However, getting used to this medicine will reduce head pain while having a sound sleep could also reduce the problem.

9. Fever and dry mouth

Fever- side effect of lexapro

Overdose or even the slightest mistake in the intake of this medicinal drug could lead to harmful effects live fever and dry mouth. Anyone suffering from anxiety or depression taking this medicine could get mild fever and dry mouth. Regular intake of water should be done while a lot of rest is required after taking Lexapro. Fever and dry mouth could also result in headache and sore throat. Shallow breathing and difficulties in breathing are also observed due to the intake of Lexapro.

8. Body Pain

Body pain- side effect of lexapro

Body pain is a rare side effect of Lexapro. Rashes may appear due to the intake of this drug in some people which leads to skin infection as well. Joints and muscle pains can be seen during the initial prescription of this medicine which could lead to the sensation of spinning and whirling as well. Hives and painful periods make the condition further worse in the patients. After the doses changes, people can have trouble in sleeping and severe restlessness which leads to irritability and hostile feelings.

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