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Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects?

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Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology
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Lexapro (escitalopram) is an ssri and is basically the "pure" form of citalopram. Most common se's effects are constipation, decreased sexual drive, GI problems, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, sweating, decreased appetite, and disrupted sleep.
Many symptoms subside after 2 to 3 weeks. Stay on the medication for a couple of months to give it a chance to work. Often people quit too soon!

In brief: See below

Lexapro (escitalopram) is an ssri and is basically the "pure" form of citalopram. Most common se's effects are constipation, decreased sexual drive, GI problems, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, sweating, decreased appetite, and disrupted sleep.
Many symptoms subside after 2 to 3 weeks. Stay on the medication for a couple of months to give it a chance to work. Often people quit too soon!
Dr. Seth Kunen
Dr. Seth Kunen
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Side effects.

People who take Lexapro (escitalopram) may experience ^ loose stools initially, GI distress to include nausea, sexual dysfunction, v libido, initial increase in anxiety, headache, insomnia or drowsiness, heartburn, constipation, bloating, dry mouth, v appetite, ; ^ flatus.
Many side effects v or resolve with time.

In brief: Side effects.

People who take Lexapro (escitalopram) may experience ^ loose stools initially, GI distress to include nausea, sexual dysfunction, v libido, initial increase in anxiety, headache, insomnia or drowsiness, heartburn, constipation, bloating, dry mouth, v appetite, ; ^ flatus.
Many side effects v or resolve with time.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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