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Can weaning off Lexapro (escitalopram) cause extreme back pain?
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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In brief: Not common
Lexapro (escitalopram) is usually used for depression, and sometimes for some chronic pain syndromes.
It is not a common cause of back pain, but back/neck/shoulder pain is listed as a possible side effect in about 3% of people taking it. And anyone can have any reaction to any drug. So even if not common it may be true for that person. Extreme back pain would suggest another problem, so get it checked.

In brief: Not common
Lexapro (escitalopram) is usually used for depression, and sometimes for some chronic pain syndromes.
It is not a common cause of back pain, but back/neck/shoulder pain is listed as a possible side effect in about 3% of people taking it. And anyone can have any reaction to any drug. So even if not common it may be true for that person. Extreme back pain would suggest another problem, so get it checked.
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