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escitalopram

Side Effects

List escitalopram side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with escitalopram:

Common side effects of escitalopram:

  • Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • DizzyLess Severe
  • Dry MouthLess Severe
  • Excessive SweatingLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Inability to have an ErectionLess Severe
  • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
  • Low EnergyLess Severe
  • Problem with EjaculationLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of escitalopram:

  • Flu-Like SymptomsLess Severe
  • GasLess Severe
  • IndigestionLess Severe
  • Inflammation of the NoseLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Numbness and TinglingLess Severe
  • Sexual ProblemsLess Severe
  • Sinus Irritation and CongestionLess Severe
  • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
  • ToothacheLess Severe

Rare side effects of escitalopram:

  • Abnormally Low Blood PressureSevere
  • Acute Inflammation of the PancreasSevere
  • Aggressive BehaviorSevere
  • Atrial FibrillationSevere
  • Behaving with Excessive Cheerfulness and ActivitySevere
  • Bleeding of the Stomach or IntestinesSevere
  • Blood Clot in a Deep VeinSevere
  • Blood Clot in LungSevere
  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • Extrapyramidal ReactionSevere
  • Giant HivesSevere
  • HallucinationSevere
  • Having Thoughts of SuicideSevere
  • Heart AttackSevere
  • HemorrhageSevere
  • HepatitisSevere
  • High Blood PressureSevere
  • Inflammation of the Lining of the Stomach and IntestinesSevere
  • Involuntary QuiveringSevere
  • Kidney FailureSevere
  • Low Amount of Sodium in the BloodSevere
  • Mental Disorder with Loss of Normal Personality & RealitySevere
  • Neuroleptic Malignant SyndromeSevere
  • Prolonged Q-T Interval on EKGSevere
  • Rapid Ventricular HeartbeatSevere
  • SeizuresSevere
  • Serious Muscle Damage that may Lead to Kidney FailureSevere
  • Serotonin Syndrome - Adverse Drug InteractionSevere
  • Slow HeartbeatSevere
  • Stevens-Johnson SyndromeSevere
  • Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone SecretionSevere
  • Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisSevere
  • Very Rapid Heartbeat - Torsades de PointesSevere
  • Abnormal Manner of WalkingLess Severe
  • Altered Interest in Having Sexual IntercourseLess Severe
  • Blood coming from AnusLess Severe
  • BronchitisLess Severe
  • Collection of Clotted Blood in an Organ, Space or TissueLess Severe
  • Double VisionLess Severe
  • DrowsinessLess Severe
  • Easily Angered or AnnoyedLess Severe
  • Feeling RestlessLess Severe
  • Frequent UrinationLess Severe
  • Heart Throbbing or PoundingLess Severe
  • Hemorrhage of Blood Under the SkinLess Severe
  • HivesLess Severe
  • Increased HungerLess Severe
  • Increased Levels of Prolactin in the BloodLess Severe
  • Inflammation of a VeinLess Severe
  • Joint PainLess Severe
  • Muscle PainLess Severe
  • NosebleedLess Severe
  • Painful PeriodsLess Severe
  • RashLess Severe
  • Ringing in the EarsLess Severe
  • Sensation of Spinning or WhirlingLess Severe
  • SluggishnessLess Severe

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