Lexapro Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Chronic Trouble Sleeping
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizzy
  • Dry Mouth
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Inability To Have An Erection
  • Low Energy
  • Problem With Ejaculation

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Gas
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation Of The Nose
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Sexual Problems
  • Sinus Irritation And Congestion
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Toothache

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormally Low Blood Pressure
  • Acute Inflammation Of The Pancreas
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Anemia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Behaving With Excessive Cheerfulness And Activity
  • Bleeding
  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Blood Clot In A Deep Vein Of The Extremities
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Decreased White Blood Cells
  • Deficiency Of Granulocytes A Type Of White Blood Cell
  • Extrapyramidal Reaction
  • Giant Hives
  • Hallucination
  • Having Thoughts Of Suicide
  • Heart Attack
  • Hepatitis
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Stomach And Intestines
  • Kidney Failure
  • Low Amount Of Sodium In The Blood
  • Lung Embolism
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Psychosis Caused By A Drug
  • Rapid Ventricular Heartbeat
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Secondary Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Seizures
  • Serotonin Syndrome - Adverse Drug Interaction
  • Shaking Extremities
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Syndrome Of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Very Rapid Heartbeat - Torsades De Pointes

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormal Manner Of Walking
  • Agitation
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Blood Coming From Anus
  • Blood Pressure Drop Upon Standing
  • Blurred Vision
  • Bronchitis
  • Cannot Focus Thoughts
  • Collection Of Clotted Blood In An Organ, Space Or Tissue
  • Cough
  • Dilated Pupil
  • Double Vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Easily Angered Or Annoyed
  • Frequent Urination
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Hemorrhage Of Blood Under The Skin
  • Hives
  • Increased Hunger
  • Increased Prolactin In The Blood
  • Inflammation Of A Vein
  • Joint Pain
  • Migraine Headache
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nosebleed
  • Pain In The Jaw Area
  • Painful Periods
  • Rash
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Sluggishness
  • Stuffy Nose

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