Lexapro Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Low Energy
  • Nausea
  • Orgasm Problems
  • Problems With Ejaculation

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Toothache
  • Abnormal Sexual Function
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Constipation
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Gas
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation Of The Nose
  • Inflammation Of The Tissue Lining The Sinuses
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Stomach Cramps
  • The Inability To Have An Erection

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Clot In The Lung
  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Decrease In The Blood Clotting Protein Prothrombin
  • A Disorder With Excess Antidiuretic Hormone Called Syndrome Of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
  • A Feeling Of Restlessness With Inability To Sit Still
  • A Heart Attack
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • Acute Inflammation Of The Pancreas
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Anemia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Bleeding
  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Blood Clot In A Deep Vein Of The Extremities
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Extrapyramidal Disease, A Type Of Movement Disorder
  • Hallucinations
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Stomach And Intestines
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Kidney Failure
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Tissue Death
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Sodium In The Blood
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Manic Behavior
  • Mental Problems From Taking The Drug
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, A Reaction Characterized By Fever, Muscle Rigidity And Confusion
  • Priapism, A Prolonged Erection Of The Penis
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Rapid Ventricular Heartbeat
  • Secondary Angle-Closure Glaucoma, A Type Of Eye Disorder
  • Seizures
  • Serotonin Syndrome, A Type Of Disorder With High Serotonin Levels
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Torsades De Pointes, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • A High Prolactin Level
  • A Migraine Headache
  • A Problem With Menstrual Periods
  • A Skin Rash
  • Abnormal Manner Of Walking
  • Abnormally Long Or Heavy Periods
  • Agitation
  • An Increased Need To Urinate Often
  • Blood Coming From Anus
  • Blurred Vision
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising Under The Skin
  • Chest Pains Unrelated To Heart Problems
  • Cough
  • Cramps
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Dilated Pupils
  • Double Vision
  • Drug-Induced Hot Flashes
  • Fever
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Heartburn
  • Hematoma, A Collection Of Blood Outside Of The Blood Vessels
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hives
  • Increased Hunger
  • Inflammation Of A Vein
  • Irritability
  • Joint Pain
  • Loss Of Muscle Coordination
  • Low Energy And Weakness
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nosebleed
  • Orthostatic Hypotension, A Form Of Low Blood Pressure
  • Pain In The Jaw Area
  • Pain With Menstruation
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Stuffy Nose
  • Weight Gain

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