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 28,131 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 29,849 users)


On Dec, 05, 2018

28,131 people who take Escitalopram are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Escitalopram side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Suicidal ideation
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
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)
1 - 2 years:
  • Weight increased
  • Abasia (inability to walk)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
  • Dermographism (skin writing- is a skin disorder)
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)
  • Suicidal ideation
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
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)
  • Breast enlargement
  • Cholestasis (a condition where bile cannot flow from the liver to the duodenum)
  • Cough
not specified:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Death

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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
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)

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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)
2-9:
  • Vomiting
  • Drug ineffective
  • Accidental drug intake by child
  • Disinhibition (loss of inhibition)
  • Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain)
10-19:
  • Suicide attempt
  • Vomiting
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Weight increased
  • Suicidal ideation
20-29:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Suicide attempt
  • Weight increased
  • Overdose
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
40-49:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Sopor (sleep)
50-59:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
60+:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Death

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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