Side Effects of Escitalopram

One of the most common side effects of Escitalopram is Agitation. Another common side effect of Escitalopram is restlessness. Some of the other side effects of Escitalopram are

  • increased or decreased appetite
  • increased sweating
  • sexual difficulties (decreased sexual ability or desire, ejaculatory delay)
  • frequent urination
  • headache
  • taste alterations
  • tremor (shaking)
  • weight changes
  • indigestion
  • blurred vision
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty sleeping
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • fever
  • nausea
  • taste alterations
  • tremor (shaking)
  • weight changes

It is reported that some of the Escitalopram taking patients had withdrawal reactions when they stopped SSRI therapy. Tiredness, vivid dreams, dizziness, tingling, irritability, or poor mood etc are some symptoms of withdrawal reactions. SSRI doses can be reduced slowly instead of abruptly stopped to avoid these problems.

According to some short term studies in children and adults it is fund that the risk of suicidal thinking or behavior increased because of antidepressants. So Escitalopram taking patients must balance this risk with the clinical need.

Call for emergency medical As soon as you observe the following signs of allergic reaction

  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • skin rash or hives
  • difficulty breathing

Also ask for emergency medical help if you have any new or worsening symptoms like -

  • panic attacks
  • trouble sleeping
  • mood or behavior changes
  • anxiety

You may talk to your doctor if you observe or feel the following -

•  hyperactive (mentally or physically)

•  more depressed

•  hostile

•  aggressive

•  restless

•  impulsive

•  irritable

•  agitated

•  suicide thoughts

Some of the more serious side effects

Some of the more serious side effects are

  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • memory problems
  • weakness
  • fainting
  • loss of appetite
  • feeling unsteady
  • loss of coordination
  • headache
  • very stiff (rigid) muscles
  • high fever
  • sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats
  • trouble concentrating
  • seizure
  • Shallow breathing or breathing that stops.
  • confusion
  • hallucinations
  • tremors
  • overactive reflexes
  • nausea

Contact with your physician right away if serious side effects occur. Also do not forget to contact your doctor if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur

  • Easy bruising/bleeding.
  • coffee ground vomit,
  • black stools,

If male patients experience prolonged and painful erection then stop taking Escitalopram immediately and look for emergency medical help. Allergic reactions may create problem to some patients. If you notice any change in your behavior then talk to your doctor immediately. You may find ax extra medicine leaflet with the medicine. You may buy Escitalopram from our site.