LEXAPRO has a favorable Side-Effect Profile as SSRIs is a drug that many doctors prescribe for the treatment of depression, but the drugs may take 6 weeks duration to provide relief as well as it is accompanied by some side effects too. The side effects of it may include following which are not life-threatening, but can be problematic for many SSRI users:

  • Sleeping disorders
  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness

Possible Side Effects of LEXAPRO

Even though LEXAPRO is well tolerated by most people, it is desirable to know about the medicine and the effects on each person differently. Many of the patients may experience no or very minor side effects after starting this medicine, but many find the drug is difficult to tolerate for them. Many times experienced people taking LEXAPRO told that side effects experienced by them are very mild to moderate and go away with day today life treatments, and usually no need to stop taking LEXAPRO.

The common and the most adverse events reported with LEXAPRO verses placebo were listed as

  1. Nausea
  2. Insomnia
  3. Ejaculation disorder
  4. Somnolence
  5. Increased sweating
  6. Fatigue
  7. Decreased libido
  8. Anorgasmia

If those who are experiencing the following side effects while taking LEXAPRO should consult doctor:

  • Headache, nervousness, or anxiety
  • Nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, or changes in appetite or weight
  • Sleepiness or insomnia
  • Decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm

Side effects other than the listed one may occur as they differ from person to person so one immediately contact the doctor. And one should be completely well known with the all disorders or side effects caused by the LEXAPRO before start taking the medicine.

LEXAPRO and Weight Gain

In research and studies it has been observed that the people treated with LEXAPRO experienced no reasonable or the clinical weight change after completing the whole treatment. But if you are thinking or feeling any cause of side effects, should consult the doctor.

Side effects of LEXAPRO in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

In clinical research related to LEXAPRO people taking 10 mg a day of LEXAPRO for GAD, those who suffer from its side effects and stop taking it is very low.

LEXAPRO and Sexual side effects

As depression itself is a reason for the changes in sexual desire, sexual performance, and sexual satisfaction, so it may be seen while taking any of the SSRI therapies treatment. Also it is difficult to obtain the exact estimate of change in sexual behavior, as per the medication is concern, as the patient and doctors are often reluctant to discuss them. But actually in a clinical survey it has been observed that very low percentage of patients taking LEXAPRO actually who have faced sexual side effects. If still you are having any problem one should consult the healthcare professional soon.

In general studies it has been seen that those who are taking LEXAPRO do not suffer from agitation, nervousness, or anxiety any more than people not taking LEXAPRO. In another study it is observed that the patients with depression, who started on one medicine but did not respond to it were switched to LEXAPRO. In fact, less than 7 percent of LEXAPRO patients stopped taking medicine due to side effects after switching from another medicine to LEXAPRO as it is easy to switch to LEXAPRO.

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