My Drugs & SymptomsDrugsDrugs By ConditionTreatments
Please support our site!
 User Reviews |  Add Review |  Search Reviews Drug Search
Welcome to DoubleCheckMD.com!
You have entered 0 Drug(s) and 0 Symptom(s)
Add drug to Evaluate

Search Reviews

Enter drug name- enter one drug at a time, by typing at least 3 letters of the drug name and select the appropriate drug from the list; then enter the next drug.

 
Enter condition name - the condition is the reason you are taking the drug, which could be a disease such as "diabetes" or a symptom such as "joint pain". Enter your condition and select from the list shown, then enter the next condition.
   
     
 
 
 
     
 

Search Result for Lexapro (escitalopram)

See Most Frequent User Reported Side Effects for Lexapro



- please click on the red flag to report a post that is off topic or inappropriate.   Results 1 - 20 of 28
Drugs Dose Duration Condition Side Effect (severity) Comment Age Gender Created Abuse
Topamax (topiramate) 100 1 years
Seroquel (quetiapine) 100 1 years
clonazepam 3 tamperi ng off  
traZODONE 50 20 days
Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 4 months
Suboxone (buprenorphine-naloxone) 8  
Bipolar disorder (psychiatry diagnosis with rapidly changing moods - from depression to abnormal mood elevations)
Insomnia and other sleep problems
Depression
Anxiety/nervousness/panic/tension
Headache
Dependence on opium-containing drugs
Withdrawal seizures
Has savad my life
has lifted my spirits
good for migraines
so far has helped me sleeping
mood has been very stable
i have been tampering off the clonazepam i quit cold turkey and about went into a seizure i do not advise that for anyone worse than being pill sick
19 Male 2009-12-13 15:52:24.093
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg 1 months
Anxiety (fear or dread out of proportion to situation - often with restlessness, tension, pounding/rapid heartbeats, or rapid breathing)
Depression
Fast pulse/rapid heart rate
  22 Female 2009-11-19 17:58:01.187
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

Lexapro (escitalopram) 20 mg 90 days
Depression
No better despite dropping the dose to 10 mg/day. Started to improve after just three days off the drug. Thankfully found out that the depression was probably due to B12 deficiency, so maybe don't need the Lexapro... 48 Male 2009-11-13 06:59:43.577
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

Actonel (risedronate) 35mg  
Lexapro (escitalopram)  
Bone loss
Movement abnormalities/muscle spasms
Dystonia
I developed dystonia. My diagnosis was made from a neurologist after a fusion of my C5-6 and bone spur removal did not alleviate my intense muscle pain. Did Actonel cause my muscle pain? Are there any lawsuits pending against this drug. I am not on disability for my dystonia and get muscle attacks, sob from muscle spasms. 59 Female 2009-10-26 12:29:11.437
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

Effexor (venlafaxine)  
Adapin (doxepin)  
Luvox (fluvoxamine)  
Xanax (alprazolam)  
Soma (carisoprodol) 350 mg 2 years
Zyban (buPROPion)  
amitriptyline  
alprazolam 1 mg 3 years
fluoxetine  
omeprazole 20 mg 5 years
sertraline  
paroxetine  
gabapentin 300 mg 3 days
citalopram 20 mg 3 years
oxycodone-acetaminophen (acetaminophen-oxycodone) 15 mg 1 years
Sarafem (fluoxetine)  
Rapiflux (fluoxetine)  
escitalopram  
Lexapro (escitalopram)  
Abilify (aripiprazole)  
Pexeva (paroxetine)  
Cymbalta (duloxetine)  
desvenlafaxine  
Selfemra (fluoxetine)  
Bursitis (inflammation of the joint lining)
Back pain
Fibromyalgia (condition with chronic muscle, tissue and joint pain; fatigue; and tenderness of specific body areas)
Chronic fatigue syndrome (postviral fatigue syndrome - a condition with long-lasting significant fatigue/tiredness - may also cause headaches, sore throat, tender or painful areas around the neck and armpits, muscle soreness, joint pains, memory loss, trouble with sleep and concentration, extreme tiredness after exercise)
Decreased sex drive
Memory loss
Increased energy
Headache
I just started the gabapentin a few days ago. I'm pretty impressed so far after just a few days. I can feel some relief from the pain. It gives me a "high", "wired" feeling but it doesn't bother me enough to stop taking it. I have tried soooooo many different types of drugs trying to find relief. My fingers are crossed so far so good. 41 Female 2009-10-22 02:30:45.0
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

topiramate 75 2 weeks
almotriptan 12 .5 1 times
escitalopram 15 2 months
Anxiety/nervousness/panic/tension
Migraine headache (headache usually on one side of the head with nausea and sensitivity to light)
Increase in heart rate
  36 Female 2009-10-19 22:57:35.0
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg 2 weeks
Depression
  20 Female 2009-10-12 20:03:28.297
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg 3 days
Depression
Taking Lexapro 3 days, sleeping at most, 4 hrs a night,pupils extremely dilated and fixed 54 Female 2009-09-26 08:00:16.157
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 ml 3 years
Mild depression
  55 Female 2009-09-16 18:39:38.28
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg 12 months
Lack of energy/fatigue
imsonnio, restless, dry mouth, 44 Female 2009-09-13 16:13:26.937
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

Aricept (donepezil)  
escitalopram 5 mg 15 days
Depression
Heart palpitations
  76 Male 2009-08-17 03:54:27.047
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 4 years
Panic attacks (sudden, time-limited experience of extreme anxiety that may cause racing/pounding heart; light-headedness; nausea; sweating; trouble catching breath; hyperventilation/rapid breathing; numbness/tingling; sensation of doom; trembling/shaking; people having panic attacks can feel as though they are dying, going insane or, having a heart attack)
Lexapro is great for the anxiety. Unfortunately, long term use has landed me at the cardiologist every three months. The heart palpitations became severe and daily. Have had several bouts with atrial fibrillation. Cardiologist suspects Lexapro and is helping me wean off of the medication. I am now on beta blockers to try to get my heart rate normal again.
It sucks because the Lex is great for anxiety. Side effects after long term use need to be investigated more.
47 Female 2009-07-07 22:37:40.28
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

Aricept (donepezil) 10 mg 1 days
Plavix (clopidogrel) 75 mg 1 days
simvastatin 20 mg 1 days
vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 1000 mg 1 days
cranberry 1 days
Lexapro (escitalopram) 5 mg 1 days
Cerefolin (multivitamin) 5 mg 1 days
Aspirin Lite Coat (aspirin) 81 mg 1 days
Advance Care Plus (multivitamin, prenatal) 2500 mg 1 days
Increased risk of heart attack
Anxiety/nervousness/panic/tension
Lack of energy/fatigue
Fatigue with exertion
  86 Female 2009-06-18 16:09:26.813
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

Lovenox (enoxaparin) .80 mg bid 1 years
Synthroid (levothyroxine) .075 7 years
Adderall (amphetamine-dextroamphetamine) .40 mg 3x 30 days
Seroquel (quetiapine) 200 mg 30 days
Lexapro (escitalopram) .20mg 30 days
iron polysaccharide-ferrous fumarate (ferrous fumarate-iron polysaccharide) .50 1 years
Aspirin Low Dose (aspirin) .81 3 years
Bipolar disorder (psychiatry diagnosis with rapidly changing moods - from depression to abnormal mood elevations)
Underactive thyroid gland ("hypothyroidism" - low levels of thyroid hormone - may cause subtle or extreme loss of energy; sluggisheness; hoarse voice; heavy menstruation; puffy face/eyes; pale, dry skin; weight gain; sensitivity to cold; constipation; muscle aches/stiffness/weakness; increased cholesterol levels; anemia; hearing loss; elevated CK/creatinine phosphokinase; abnormal liver blood tests; thinning of the hair and eyebrows; loss of body hair; depression; decreased body temperature; coma)
Autoimmune disease (disease caused when infection-fighting cells attack one's own body)
Decreased ability to pay attention
Depression
Dry mouth
Chills
Shortness of breath
Chest pain or tightness
  39 Female 2009-05-25 23:05:13.453
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review
Comments(1):
2009-10-30 17:11:27.78
The least of your problems is Lovenox. This combination of psychotropic drugs is ridiculous and dangerous. Physicians who prescribe like this should have their licenses taken away. R

Lexapro (escitalopram) 20 ml  
Depression
  39 Female 2009-05-25 03:19:18.17
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

Ambien (zolpidem)  
ibuprofen  
Lexapro (escitalopram)  
Severe insomnia
Anxiety
Depression
Tension headache
  53 Female 2009-05-15 16:32:04.313
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

escitalopram 10mg 3 years
Depression
I´ve been taking cipralex for three years. At the beginning, I had problems reaching orgasm, also dry mouth and some manic episodes but this disappeared after the first few weeks. My depression symptoms were severe enough for me to tolerate these side-effects in the short term, at least. Now, my only concern is that the medication may cause drowsiness, as I think I sleep a lot more than most people my age and am very slow and sluggish in the morning. This is not particularly serious in the short to medium term, and is nothing in comparison to the depression and anxiety symptoms I used to have. However, since I have clinical depression (tried various treatments over 10 years) and am likely to take medication for the rest of my life, I wonder whether it matters if I am sleepy, or whether its better to spend my life being a bit dopey than being a nervous, miserable wreck! 27 Female 2009-05-12 13:37:27.86
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

Effexor (venlafaxine)  
Prozac (fluoxetine)  
Wellbutrin (buPROPion)  
Effexor XR (venlafaxine) 37.5 mg 6 years
Lexapro (escitalopram)  
Gas and bloating
Hives
Abdominal bloating
Eye effects
Headache
Urogenital malformations
Alexander disease
  25 Female 2009-04-25 19:04:36.953
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

Klonopin (clonazepam) .5mg 3 times
Librium (chlordiazepoxide)  
Paxil (paroxetine)  
Lexapro (escitalopram)  
duloxetine  
Panic attacks (sudden, time-limited experience of extreme anxiety that may cause racing/pounding heart; light-headedness; nausea; sweating; trouble catching breath; hyperventilation/rapid breathing; numbness/tingling; sensation of doom; trembling/shaking; people having panic attacks can feel as though they are dying, going insane or, having a heart attack)
Ringing in the ears
Depression/mood changes
  42 Female 2009-04-02 02:21:36.75
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

Lexapro (escitalopram) 1/2 5mg tablet 1 days
Depression
Pupils went massivly dilated and felt like I was on acid.Constant chills.Could not sleep for three days.Burning headaches in back of head.Pins and needles.Swelling.Slight rash on one arm and stomach.Slight hullucinations.Could not remember the things I did.Some thoughts of self harm that I did not have before.Now severe pain in finger joints. 25 Female 2009-03-31 07:11:24.28
Go To Full Evaluation Add Your Comment to this Review

Results 1 - 20 of 28
1 2 Next

Add a User Review 

To add a User Review fill out the fields below. A drug name is required to post. You will be asked to enter the dosage, which is listed on the bottle/container, along with units such as mg, ounces, etc; as well as how often you take the drug. When you enter a possible side effect, you will be asked about its severity. In the comment field, please describe your experiences or any comment that you will think help other users understand what they can expect from their drug treatment. We also welcome comments and suggestions about our site through feedback.

* Enter drug name- enter one drug at a time, by typing at least 3 letters of the drug name and select the appropriate drug from the list, then proceed to entering the next drug.
* Enter condition name - the "condition" is the reason you are taking the drug, which could be a disease such as "diabetes" or a symptom such as "joint aches". Enter a condition and select from the list shown, then enter the next condition if you are experiencing more than one.
   
     
 
 
 
     
* Enter side effects - these are any undesirable effects you might be experiencing from the drug(s). Enter your side effect and select from the list shown, then enter the next side effect if you are experiencing more than one. If you are not experiencing any side effects check the box below, No Side Effects.
OR

Enter comments - tell the community about your experiences and any information you may have about taking these drugs.

Age   Gender:

 
Thank you for adding your review.
 
Return to Current Page
 
To help protect against automated posting, please enter the words that appear in the box below (more info).
Words should be separated by space.

Unable to see the image? (get another image)


* Required fields

NOTE: Just because a drug or combination of drugs can cause a symptom does not mean it is actually causing your symptom. Symptoms can be caused by medical conditions as well. Make sure that your physician is aware of any symptoms you are experiencing so he/she can work with you to determine the cause. Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that the information DoubleCheckMD.com provides is intended to help individuals to work with their medical professionals and is for educational purposes only. It does not constitute medical or healthcare advice and serves to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of a healthcare professional. In all cases individuals should consult with a physician before taking any action based on DoubleCheckMD feedback including, but not limited to ceasing taking any drug, changing diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment. The information provided by DoubleCheckMD.com is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that the use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective.


     
 
 
     
 
 
Close CLOSE WINDOW

HOLDER
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
Close CLOSE WINDOW
HOLDER
 
 
   
 
     
 
 
     
     
 
 
     
 
My Saved Evaluations Close
 
 
  Date       Name       Delete  
  You have no saved evaluations.   
 
     
 
 
Username
Password
 
Forgot Password Log into DoubleCheckMD
 
 
 
Email Address
 
 
 
 
 
 
We'll keep Your Personal Information Private

Registration helps ensure the privacy of your personal health information. It's easy to register. Just enter a username and password. This is information you will use to login so you may want to write it down.
Username*
Password*
Password* (verify)
First Name (optional)
Last Name (optional)
Email Address (optional)
I have read and agree to abide by the DoubleCheckMD Terms of Use and DoubleCheckMD Privacy Policy.
I am a medical professional
 
Register
 
 
First name
Last name
Email Address
Comments*
 
 
 
First name
Last name
Email Address
Comments*