Escitalopram side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Escitalopram side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Escitalopram. The review is based on 29,931 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Escitalopram

Escitalopram has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Escitalopram 31,649 users)


On Feb, 12, 2019

29,931 people who take Escitalopram are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Escitalopram side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Vomiting
  • Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Intentional overdose
  • Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Weight decreased
  • Intentional self-injury
1 - 6 months:
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Suicide attempt
  • Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
6 - 12 months:
  • Small for dates baby (an unborn baby is growing more slowly and is smaller than most babies are at the same age)
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Vomiting
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Premature baby
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Respiratory disorder neonatal (disease of respiratory organs in a month old baby)
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Death
1 - 2 years:
  • Weight increased
  • Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
  • Abasia (inability to walk)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Dermographism (skin writing- is a skin disorder)
  • Fall
  • Gynaecomastia (enlargement of the gland tissue of the male breast)
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Overdose
2 - 5 years:
  • Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
  • Sweat gland disorder
  • Eosinophilic fasciitis (a skin disease that causes thickening and inflammation of the skin and fascia)
  • Lip oedema (swelling of lip)
  • Sialoadenitis (inflammation of a salivary gland)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Yawning (simultaneous inhalation of air and stretching of the eardrums, followed by exhalation of breath)
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
  • Electrocardiogram qt prolonged
5 - 10 years:
  • Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • General physical health deterioration (weak health status)
  • Maternal exposure during pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)
  • Pain
  • Purpura (purplish discoloration of the skin)
  • Speech disorder
  • Weight increased
  • Accidental overdose
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
10+ years:
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Vision blurred
  • Breast enlargement
  • Cholestasis (a condition where bile cannot flow from the liver to the duodenum)
  • Cough
  • Haemorrhagic disorder (bleeding disorder)
  • Hepatic failure (liver failure)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
not specified:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Death
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicide attempt

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Vomiting
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Weight increased
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Weight decreased
  • Suicide attempt
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Death
  • Drug ineffective
male:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Death
  • Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
  • Overdose
  • Rash
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Small for dates baby (an unborn baby is growing more slowly and is smaller than most babies are at the same age)
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Respiratory failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
  • Vomiting
  • Hypospadias (an abnormal condition in males in which the urethra opens on the under surface of the penis)
  • Sepsis neonatal (a bacterial infection in the blood. it is found in infants during the first month of life)
  • Foetal exposure during pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
  • Premature baby
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Neonatal tachypnoea (a slow breathing in neonate)
2-9:
  • Vomiting
  • Drug ineffective
  • Accidental drug intake by child
  • Disinhibition (loss of inhibition)
  • Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain)
  • Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)
  • Aggression
  • Contusion (a type of hematoma of tissue in which capillaries)
  • Dizziness
  • Foetal exposure during pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
10-19:
  • Suicide attempt
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain)
  • Weight decreased
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Sopor (sleep)
  • Unresponsive to stimuli
20-29:
  • Pregnancy
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Suicide attempt
  • Weight increased
  • Overdose
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Sopor (sleep)
  • Respiratory arrest (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively)
  • Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)
30-39:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Weight increased
  • Respiratory arrest (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively)
  • Pregnancy
  • Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
40-49:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicide attempt
  • Sopor (sleep)
  • Death
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Weight decreased
50-59:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Weight increased
  • Suicide attempt
  • Death
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
60+:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Death
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Electrocardiogram qt prolonged
  • Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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