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Body Lexapro side effects Dry Mouth - The usual amount to moisture in the mouth is noticeably less. Lexapro side effects Sweating Increased - A large quantity of perspiration that is medically caused. Cardiovascular (Involving the heart and the blood vessels) Lexapro side effects Palpitation - Unusual and not normal heartbeat, that is sometimes irregular, but rapid and forceful thumping or fluttering. It can be brought on by shock, excitement, exertion, or medical stimulants. A person is normally unaware of his/her heartbeat. Lexapro side effects Hypertension - is high blood pressure, which is a symptom of disease in the blood vessels leading away from the heart. Hypertension is known as the “silent killer”. The symptoms are usually not obvious, however it can lead to damage to the heart, brain, kidneys and eye, and even to stroke and kidney failure. Treatment includes dietary and lifestyle changes. Lexapro side effects Bradycardia - The heart rate is slowed from 72 beats per minute, which is normal, to below 60 beats per minute in an adult. Lexapro side effects Tachycardia - The heart rate is speeded up to above 100 beats per minute in an adult. Normal adult heart rate is 72 beats per minute. Lexapro side effects ECG Abnormal - A test called an electrocardiogram (ECG) that records the activity of the heart. It measures heartbeats as will as the position and size of the heart’s four chambers. It also measures if there is damage to the heart and the effects of drugs or mechanical devices like a pacemaker on the heart. When the test is abnormal this means that one or more of the following are present: heart disease, defects, beating too fast or too slow, disease of the blood vessels leading from the heart or of the heart valves, and/or a past or about to occur heart attack. Lexapro side effects Flushing - The skin all over the body turns red. Lexapro side effects Varicose Vein - Unusually swollen veins near the surface of the skin that sometimes appear twisted and knotted, but always enlarged. They are called hemorrhoids when they appear around the rectum. The cause is attributed to hereditary weakness in the veins aggravated by obesity, pregnancy, pressure from standing, aging, etc. Severe cases may develop swelling in the legs, ankles and feet, eczema and/or ulcers in the affected areas. Gastrointestinal (Involving the stomach and the intestines) Lexapro side effects Abdominal Cramp/Pain - Sudden, severe, uncontrollable and painful shortening and thickening of the muscles in the belly. The belly includes the stomach as well as the intestines, liver, kidneys, pancreas, spleen, gall bladder, and urinary bladder. Lexapro side effects Belching - Noisy release of gas from the stomach through the mouth; a burp. Lexapro side effects Bloating - Swelling of the belly caused by excessive intestinal gas. Lexapro side effects Constipation - Difficulty in having a bowel movement where the material in the bowels is hard due to a lack of exercise, fluid intake, and roughage in the diet, or due to certain drugs.
Lexapro side effects Diarrhea - Unusually frequent and excessive, runny bowel movements that may result in severe dehydration and shock. Lexapro side effects Dyspepsia - Indigestion. This is the discomfort you experience after eating. It can be heartburn, gas, nausea, a bellyache or bloating. Lexapro side effects Flatulence - More gas than normal in the digestive organs. Lexapro side effects Gagging - Involuntary choking and/or involuntary throwing up. Lexapro side effects Gastritis - A severe irritation of the mucus lining of the stomach either short in duration or lasting for a long period of time. Lexapro side effects Gastroenteritis - A condition where the membranes of the stomach and intestines are irritated. Lexapro side effects Gastroesophageal Reflux - A continuous state where stomach juices flow back into the throat causing acid indigestion and heartburn and possibly injury to the throat. Lexapro side effects Heartburn - A burning pain in the area of the breastbone caused by stomach juices flowing back up into the throat. Lexapro side effects Hemorrhoids - Small rounded purplish swollen veins that either bleed, itch or are painful and appear around the anus. Lexapro side effects Increased Stool frequency - Diarrhea.  Lexapro side effects Indigestion - Unable to properly consume and absorb food in the digestive tract causing constipation, nausea, stomach ache, gas, swollen belly, pain and general discomfort or sickness. Lexapro side effects Nausea - Stomach irritation with a queasy sensation similar to motion sickness and a feeling that one is going to vomit. Lexapro side effects Polyposis Gastric - Tumors that grow on stems in the lining of the stomach, which usually become cancerous. Lexapro side effects Swallowing Difficulty - A feeling that food is stuck in the throat or upper chest area and won’t go down, making it difficult to swallow. Lexapro side effects Toothache - Pain in a tooth above and below the gum line. Lexapro side effects Vomiting - Involuntarily throwing up the contents of the stomach and usually getting a nauseated, sick feeling just prior to doing so. General Lexapro side effects Allergy - The extreme sensitivity of body tissues triggered by substances in the air, drugs, or foods causing a reaction like sneezing, itching, asthma, hay fever, skin rashes, nausea and/or vomiting. Lexapro side effects Anaphylaxis - A violent, sudden, and severe drop in blood pressure caused by a re-exposure to a foreign protein or a second dosage of a drug that may be fatal unless emergency treatment is given right away. Lexapro side effects Asthenia - A physically weak condition. Lexapro side effects Chest Pains - Severe discomfort in the chest caused by not enough oxygen going to the heart because of narrowing of the blood vessels or spasms. Lexapro side effects Chills - Appearing pale while cold and shivering; sometimes with a fever. Lexapro side effects Edema of Extremities - Abnormal swelling of the body’s tissue caused by the collection of fluid. Lexapro side effects Fall - To suddenly lose your normal standing upright position as if you were shot. Lexapro side effects Fatigue - Loss of normal strength so as to not be able to do the usual physical and mental activities. Lexapro side effects Fever - Abnormally high body temperature, the normal being 98 degrees Fahrenheit or 37 degrees Centigrade in humans, which is a symptom of disease or disorder in the body. The body is affected by feeling hot, chilled, sweaty, weak and exhausted. If the fever goes too high, death can result. Lexapro side effects Hot Flashes - Brief, abnormal enlargement of the blood vessels that causes a sudden heat sensation over the entire body. Women in menopause will sometimes experience this. Lexapro side effects Influenza-like Symptoms - Demonstrating irritation of the respiratory tract (organs of breathing) such as a cold, sudden fever, aches and pains, as well as feeling weak and seeking bed rest, which is similar to having the flu. Lexapro side effects Leg Pain - A hurtful sensation in the legs that is caused by excessive stimulation of the nerve endings in the legs and results in extreme discomfort. Lexapro side effects Malaise - The somewhat unclear feeling of discomfort you get when you start to feel sick. Lexapro side effects Pain in Limb - Sudden, sharp and uncontrolled leg discomfort. Lexapro side effects Syncope - A short period of light headedness or unconsciousness (black-out) also know as fainting caused by lack of oxygen to the brain because of an interruption in blood flowing to the brain. Lexapro side effects Tightness of Chest - Mild or sharp discomfort, tightness or pressure in the chest area (anywhere between the throat and belly). The causes can be mild or seriously life-threatening because they include the heart, lungs and surrounding muscles. Hemic and Lymphatic Disorders (Involving the blood and the clear fluids in the tissues that contain white blood cells) Lexapro side effects Bruise - Damage to the skin resulting in a purple-green-yellow skin coloration that’s caused by breaking the blood vessels in the area without breaking the surface of the skin. Lexapro side effects Anemia - A condition where the blood is no longer carrying enough oxygen, so the person looks pale and easily gets dizzy, weak and tired. More severely, a person can end up with an abnormal heart, as well as breathing and digestive difficulties. The causes of anemia are not enough protein in the red blood cells, or missing and chemically destroyed red blood cells, as well as diseased or destroyed bone marrow. Lexapro side effects Nosebleed - Blood lost from the part of the face that has the organs of smell and is where the body takes in oxygen. Lexapro side effects Hematoma - Broken blood vessels that cause a swelling in an area on the body. Lexapro side effects Lymphadenopathy Cervical - The lymph nodes in the neck, which are part of the body’s immune system get swollen and enlarge by reacting to the presence of a drug. The swelling is the result of the white blood cells multiplying in order to fight the invasion of the drug. Lexapro side effects Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders (Energy and health) Lexapro side effects Arthralgia - Sudden sharp nerve pain in one or more joints. Lexapro side effects Arthropathy - Having joint disease or abnormal joints. Lexapro side effects Arthritis - Painfully inflamed and swollen joints. The reddened and swollen condition is brought on by a serious injury or shock to the body either from physical or emotional causes. Lexapro side effects Back Discomfort - Severe physical distress in the area from the neck to the pelvis along the backbone. Lexapro side effects Bilirubin Increased - Bilirubin is a waste product of the breakdown of old blood cells. Bilirubin is sent to the liver to be made water- soluble so it can be eliminated from the body through emptying the bladder. A drug can interfere with or damage this normal liver function creating liver disease. Lexapro side effects Decreased Weight - Uncontrolled and measured loss of heaviness or weight. Lexapro side effects Gout - A severe arthritis condition that is caused by the dumping of a waste product called uric acid in the tissues and joints. It can become worse and cause the body to develop a deformity after going through stages of pain, inflammation, severe tenderness, and stiffness. Lexapro side effects Hepatic Enzymes Increased - An increase in the amount of paired liver proteins that regulate liver processes causing a condition where the liver functions abnormally. Lexapro side effects Hypercholesterolemia - Too much cholesterol in the blood cells. Lexapro side effects Hyperglycemia - An unhealthy amount of sugar in the blood. Lexapro side effects Increased Weight - A concentration and storage of fat in the body accumulating over a period of time caused by unhealthy eating patterns, that can predispose the body to many disorders and diseases. Lexapro side effects Jaw Pain - The pain due to irritation and swelling of the nerves associated with the mouth area where it opens and closes just in front of the ear. Some of the symptoms are pain when chewing, head aches, losing your balance, stuffy ears or ringing in the ears, and teeth grinding. Lexapro side effects aw Stiffness - The result of squeezing and grinding the teeth while asleep that can cause your teeth to deteriorate as well as the muscles and joints of the jaw. Lexapro side effects Joint Stiffness - A loss of free motion and easy flexibility where any two bones come together. Lexapro side effects Muscle Cramp - When muscles contract uncontrollably without warning and do not relax. The muscles of any of the body’s organs can cramp. Lexapro side effects Muscle Stiffness - Tightening of muscles making it difficult to bend. Lexapro side effects Muscle Weakness - Loss of physical strength. Lexapro side effects Myalgia - A general widespread pain and tenderness of the muscles. Lexapro side effects Thirst - A strong, unnatural craving for moisture/water in the mouth and throat. Nervous System (Sensory channels) Lexapro side effects Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - A pinched nerve in the wrist that causes pain, tingling, and numbing. Lexapro side effects Coordination Abnormal - A lack of normal, harmonious interaction of the parts of the body when it is in motion. Lexapro side effects Dizziness - Losing one’s balance while feeling unsteady and lightheaded which may lead to fainting. Lexapro side effects Disequilibrium - Lack of mental and emotional balance. Lexapro side effects Faintness - A temporary condition where one is likely to go unconscious and fall. Lexapro side effects Headache - A sharp or dull persistent pain in the head Lexapro side effects Hyperreflexia - A not normal and involuntary increased response in the tissues connecting the bones to the muscles. Lexapro side effects Light-headed Feeling – Uncontrolled and usually brief loss of consciousness caused by lack of oxygen to the brain. Lexapro side effects Migraine - Reoccurring severe head pain usually with nausea, vomiting, dizziness, flashes or spots before the eyes, and ringing in the ears Lexapro side effects Muscle Contractions Involuntary - Spontaneous and uncontrollable tightening reaction of the muscles caused by electrical impulses from the nervous system. Lexapro side effects Muscular Tone Increased - Uncontrolled and exaggeration muscle tension. Muscles are normally partially tensed and this is what gives us muscle tone. Lexapro side effects Paresthesia - Burning, prickly, itchy, or tingling skin with no obvious or understood physical cause. Lexapro side effects Restless Legs - A need to move the legs without any apparent reason. Sometimes there is pain, twitching, jerking, cramping, burning, or a creepy-crawly sensation associated with the movements. It worsens when a person is inactive and can interrupt one’s sleep so one feels the need to move to gain some relief. Lexapro side effects Shaking - Uncontrolled quivering and trembling as if one is cold and chilled. Lexapro side effects Sluggishness - Lack of alertness and energy, as well as being slow to respond or perform in life. Lexapro side effects Tics - A contraction of a muscle causing a repeated movement not under the control of the person usually on the face or limbs. Lexapro side effects Tremor - A nervous and involuntary vibrating or quivering of the body. Lexapro side effects Twitching - Sharp, jerky and spastic motion sometimes with a sharp sudden pain. Lexapro side effects Vertigo - A sensation of dizziness with disorientation and confusion. Psychiatric Disorders (Mental and emotional) Lexapro side effects Aggravated Nervousness - A progressively worsening, irritated and troubled state of mind. Lexapro side effects Agitation - Suddenly violent and forceful, emotionally disturbed state of mind. Lexapro side effects Amnesia - Long term or short term, partial or full memory loss created by emotional or physical shock, severe illness, or a blow to the head where the person was caused pain and became unconsciousness. Lexapro side effects Anxiety Attack - Sudden and intense feelings of fear, terror, and dread physically creating shortness of breath, sweating, trembling and heart palpitations. Lexapro side effects Apathy - Complete lack of concern or interest for things that ordinarily would be regarded as important or would normally cause concern. Lexapro side effects Appetite Decreased - Having a lack of appetite despite the ordinary caloric demands of living with a resulting unintentional loss of weight. Lexapro side effects Appetite Increased - An unusual hunger causing one to overeat. Lexapro side effects Auditory Hallucination - Hearing things without the voices or noises being present. Lexapro side effects Bruxism - Grinding and clenching of teeth while sleeping. Lexapro side effects Carbohydrate Craving - A drive and craving to eat foods rich in sugar and starches (sweets, snacks and junk foods) that intensifies as the diet becomes more and more unbalanced due to the unbalancing of the proper nutritional requirements of the body. Lexapro side effects Concentration Impaired - Unable to easily focus your attention for long periods of time. Lexapro side effects Confusion - Not able to think clearly and understand in order to make a logical decision. Lexapro side effects Crying Abnormal - Unusual and not normal fits of weeping for short or long periods of time for no apparent reason. Lexapro side effects Depersonalization - A condition where one has lost a normal sense of personal identity. Lexapro side effects Depression - A hopeless feeling of failure, loss and sadness that can deteriorate into thoughts of death. Lexapro side effects Disorientation - A loss of sense of direction, place, time or surroundings as well as mental confusion on personal identity. Lexapro side effects Dreaming Abnormal - Dreaming that leaves a very clear, detailed picture and impression when awake that can last for a long period of time and sometimes be unpleasant. Lexapro side effects Emotional Lability - Suddenly breaking out in laughter or crying or doing both without being able to control the outburst of emotion. These episodes are unstable as they are caused by things that normally would not have this effect on an individual. Lexapro side effects Excitability - Uncontrollably responding to stimuli. Lexapro side effects Feeling Unreal - The awareness that one has an undesirable emotion like fear but can’t seem to shake off the irrational feeling. For example, feeling like one is going crazy but rationally knowing that it is not true. The quality of this side effect resembles being in a bad dream and not being able to wake up. Lexapro side effects Forgetfulness - Unable to remember what one ordinarily would remember. Lexapro side effects Insomnia - Sleeplessness caused by physical stress, mental stress or stimulants such as coffee or medications; it is a condition of being abnormally awake when one would ordinarily be able to fall and remain asleep. Lexapro side effects Irritability - Abnormally annoyed in response to a stimulus. Lexapro side effects Jitteriness - Nervous fidgeting without an apparent cause. Lexapro side effects Lethargy - Mental and physical sluggishness and apathy that can deteriorate into an unconscious state resembling deep sleep. A numbed state of mind. Lexapro side effects Libido Decreased - An abnormal loss of sexual energy or desire. Lexapro side effects Panic Reaction - A sudden, overpowering, chaotic and confused mental state of terror resulting in being doubt ridden often accompanied with hyperventilation, and extreme anxiety. Lexapro side effects Restlessness Aggravated - A constantly worsening troubled state of mind characterized by the person being increasingly nervous, unable to relax, and easily angered. Lexapro side effects Somnolence - Feeling sleepy all the time or having a condition of semi-consciousness. Lexapro side effects Suicide Attempt - An unsuccessful deliberate attack on one’s own life with the intention of ending it. Lexapro side effects Suicidal Tendency - Most likely will attempt to kill oneself. Lexapro side effects Tremulousness Nervous - Very jumpy, shaky, and uneasy while feeling fearful and timid. The condition is characterized by thoughts of dreading the future, involuntary quivering, trembling, and feeling distressed and suddenly upset. Lexapro side effects Yawning - involuntary opening of the mouth with deep inhalation of air. Lexapro side effects Reproductive Disorder Female Lexapro side effects Breast Neoplasm - A tumor or cancer, of either of the two milk-secreting organs on the chest of a woman. Lexapro side effects Menorrhagia - Abnormally heavy menstrual period or a menstrual flow that has continued for an unusually long period of time. Lexapro side effects Menstrual Cramps - Painful, involuntary uterus contractions that women experience around the time of their menstrual period, sometimes causing pain in the lower back and thighs. Lexapro side effects Menstrual Disorder - A disturbance or derangement in the normal function of a woman’s menstrual period. Lexapro side effects Pelvic Inflammation - The reaction of the body to infectious, allergic, or chemical irritation, which in turn causes tissue irritation, injury, or bacterial infection characterized by pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes loss of function. The reaction usually begins in the uterus and spreads to the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and other areas in the hipbone region of the body. Lexapro side effects Premenstrual Syndrome - Various physical and mental symptoms commonly experienced by women of childbearing age usually 2 to 7 days before the start of their monthly period. There are over 150 symptoms including eating binges, behavioral changes, moodiness, irritability, fatigue, fluid retention, breast tenderness, headaches, bloating, anxiety, and depression. The symptoms cease shortly after the period begins, and disappear with menopause. Lexapro side effects Spotting Between Menses - Abnormal bleeding between periods. Unusual spotting between menstrual cycles. Respiratory System (Organs involved in breathing) Lexapro side effects Asthma - A disease of the breathing system initiated by and allergic reaction or a chemical with repeated attacks of coughing, sticky mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, and a tight feeling in the chest. The disease can reach a state where it stops a person from exhaling, leading to unconsciousness and death. Lexapro side effects Breath Shortness - Unnatural breathing using a lot off effort resulting in not enough air taken in by the body. Lexapro side effects Bronchitis - Inflammation of the two main breathing tubes leading from the windpipe to the lungs. The disease is marked with coughing, a low-grade fever, chest pains, and hoarseness, caused by an allergic reaction. Lexapro side effects Coughing - A cough is the response to an irritation, such as mucus, that causes the muscles controlling the breathing process to expel air from the lungs suddenly and noisily to keep the air passages free from the irritating material. Lexapro side effects Laryngitis - Inflammation of the voice box characterized by hoarseness, sore throat, and coughing. It can be cause by straining the voice or exposure to infectious, allergic or chemical irritation. Lexapro side effects Nasal Congestion - The presence of an abnormal amount of fluid in the nose. Lexapro side effects Pneumonia Tracheitis - Bacterial infection of the air passageways and lungs that causes redness, swelling and pain in the windpipe. Other symptoms are high fever, chills, pain in the chest, difficulty in breathing, and coughing with mucus discharge. Lexapro side effects Rhinitis - Chemical irritation causing pain, redness and swelling in the mucus membranes of the nose. Lexapro side effects Sinus Congestion - The mucus-lined areas of the bones in the face that are thought to help warm and moisten air to the nose. These areas become clogged with excess fluid or infected. Lexapro side effects Sinus Headache - The abnormal amount of fluid in the hollows of the face bone area especially around the nose. This excess fluid creates pressure, causing pain in the head. Lexapro side effects Sinusitis - The body reacting to chemical irritation causing redness, swelling and pain in the area of the hollows in the facial bones especially around the nose. Skeletal Lexapro side effects Neck/Shoulder Pain - Hurtful sensations of the nerve endings caused by damage to the tissues in the neck and shoulder signaling danger of disease. Skin and Appendages Disorders (Skin, legs and arms) Lexapro side effects Acne - Eruptions of the oils glands of the skin, especially on the face, marked by pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, bumps, and more severely, by cysts and scarring. Lexapro side effects Alopecia - The loss of hair or baldness. Lexapro side effects Eczema - A severe or continuing skin disease marked by redness, crusting and scaling with watery blisters and itching. It is often difficult to treat and will sometimes go away only to reappear again. Lexapro side effects Dermatitis - Generally irritated skin that can be caused by any of a number of irritating things such as parasites, fungus, bacteria, or foreign substances causing an allergic reaction. It is a general inflammation of the skin. Lexapro side effects Dry Lips - The lack of normal moisture in the fleshy folds that surround the mouth. Lexapro side effects Dry Skin - The lack of normal moisture/oils in the surface layer of the body. The skin is the body’s largest organ. Lexapro side effects Folliculitis - Inflammation of a follicle (small body sac) especially a hair follicle. A hair follicle contains the root of a hair. Lexapro side effects Furunculosis - Skin boils that show up repeatedly. Lexapro side effects Lipoma - A tumor of mostly fat cells that is not health endangering. Lexapro side effects Pruritus - Extreme itching of often-undamaged skin. Lexapro side effects Rash - A skin eruption or discoloration that may or may not be itching, tingling, burning, or painful. It may be caused by an allergy, an skin irritation, a skin disease. Lexapro side effects Skin Nodule - A bulge, knob, swelling or outgrowth in the skin that is a mass of tissue or cells. Special Senses Lexapro side effects Conjunctivitis - Infection of the membrane that covers the eyeball and lines the eyelid, caused by a virus, allergic reaction, or an irritating chemical. It is characterized by redness, a discharge of fluid and itching. Lexapro side effects Dry Eyes - Not enough moisture in the eyes. Lexapro side effects Earache - Pain in the ear. Lexapro side effects Eye Infection - The invasion of the eye tissue by a bacteria, virus, fungus, etc, causing damage to the tissue, with toxicity. Infection spreading in the body progresses into disease. Lexapro side effects Eye Irritation - An inflammation of the eye. Lexapro side effects Metallic Taste - A range of taste impairment from distorted taste to a complete loss of taste. Lexapro side effects Pupils Dilated - Abnormal expansion of the blace circular opening in the center of the eye. Lexapro side effects Taste alteration - Abnormal flavor detection in food. Lexapro side effects Tinnitus - A buzzing, ringing, or whistling sound in one or both ears occurring from the internal use of certain drugs. Lexapro side effects Vision Abnormal - Normal images are seen differently by the viewer. Lexapro side effects Vision Blurred - Eyesight is dim or indistinct and hazy in outline or appearance. Lexapro side effects Visual Disturbance - Eyesight is interfered with or interrupted. Some disturbances are light sensitivity and the inability to easily distinguish colors. Urinary System Disorder Lexapro side effects Blood in Urine - Blood is present when one empties liquid waste product of the kidneys through the bladder by urinating in the toilet turning the water pink to bright red. Or you could see pots of blood in the water after urinating. Lexapro side effects Dysuria - Difficult or painful urination. Lexapro side effects Kidney Stone - Small hard masses of salt deposits that the kidney forms. Lexapro side effects Urinary Frequency - Having to urinate more often than usual or between unusually short time periods. Lexapro side effects Urinary Tract Infection - An invasion of bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc., of the system in the body that starts with the kidneys and eliminates urine from the body. If the invasion goes unchecked it can injure tissue and progress into disease. Lexapro side effects Urinary Urgency - A sudden compelling urge to urinate, accompanied by discomfort in the bladder. Urogenital (Urinary tract and genital structures or functions) Lexapro side effects Anorgasmia - Failure to experience an orgasm. Lexapro side effects Ejaculation Disorder - Dysfunction of the discharge of semen during orgasm. Lexapro side effects Menstrual Disorder - Dysfunction of the discharge during the monthly menstrual cycle. Lexapro side effects Acute Renal Failure - The kidneys stop functioning properly to excrete wastes. Lexapro side effects Angioedema - Intensely itching and swelling welts on the skin called hives caused by an allergic reaction to internal or external agents. The reaction is common to a food or a drug. Chronic cases can last for a long period of time. Lexapro side effects Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis - An abnormal condition where a large portion of skin becomes intensely red and peels off like a second- degree burn. Often the symptoms include blistering. Lexapro side effects Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage - Stomach and intestinal excessive internal bleeding. Lexapro side effects Grand Mal Seizures (or Convulsions) - A recurring sudden violent and involuntary attack of muscle spasms with a loss of consciousness. Lexapro side effects Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome - A life threatening, rare reaction to an anti-psychotic drug marked by fever, muscular rigidity, changed mental status, and dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. Lexapro side effects Pancreatitis - Chemical irritation with redness, swelling, and pain in the pancreas where digestive enzymes and hormones are secreted. Lexapro side effects QT Prolongation - A very fast heart rhythm disturbance that is too fast for the heart to beat effectively so the blood to the brain falls causing a sudden loss of consciousness and may cause sudden cardiac death. Lexapro side effects Rhabdomyolysis - The breakdown of muscle fibers that releases the fibers into the circulatory system. Some of the fibers are poisonous to the kidney and frequently result in kidney damage. Lexapro side effects Serotonin Syndrome - A disorder brought on by excessive levels of serotonin caused by drugs and can be fatal as death from this side effect can come very rapidly. Lexapro side effects Thrombocytopenia - An abnormal decrease in the number of blood platelets in the circulatory system. A decrease in platelets would cause a decrease in the ability of the blood to clot when necessary. Lexapro side effects Torsades de Pointes - Unusual rapid heart rhythm starting in the lower heart chambers. If the short bursts of rapid heart rhythm continue for a prolonged period it can degenerate into a more rapid rhythm and can be fatal.
Lexapro Side Effects The following list is broken into categories covering the various areas of the body, such as the nervous system, lymph system, emotional and mental symptoms and so forth. These categories will make it easier for you to find the part of the body you are interested in.