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Lexapro Side Effect

Lexapro Side Effect Overview

If you have suffered from serious side effects associated with the drug Lexapro please fill out our contact form to the right.

The drug Lexapro is an antidepressant medicine that could cause serious side effects to patients. The drug has also been referred to as Cipralex, Seroplex, Lexamil and Lexam. The Danish pharmaceutical company that manufacturers the drug, Lundbeck AG marketed the prescription as a treatment for major depression and general anxiety disorder (GAD). The drugs serious side effects have caused concerns by a number of people who use the medication.

Pregnant Woman May Experience Birth Defects to Children

One study has shown Lexapro to cause birth defects to children whose mothers took the prescribed drug while pregnant. The FDA issued a formal warning in 2006 based on the study. The condition that may occur from the use of Lexapro is a rare heart and lung condition that affects newborn babies. This rare condition is known as persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn or PPHN. The FDA approved the drug in 2001 and Lexapro soon after begin distributing the round tablets.

In 2011, there was an updated FDA Warning which stated that due to other conflicting studies the FDA is unable to reach any conclusion regarding the link between the use of Lexapro and PPHN.

Increased Thoughts of Suicide

Another significant side effect that Lexapro has allegedly caused are increased thoughts of suicide. In 2006, the FDA analyzed 372 cases of antidepressants and the findings resulted in added warnings to consumers of Lexapro.

Other Lexapro Side Effects

Lexapro can cause a number of serious side effects. Some of the side effects we have not mentioned include the following:

  • Severe allergic reactions that can include trouble breathing, joint pain and fever among others
  • Abnormal bleeding or bruising
  • Muscle twitching
  • Hallucinations, coma and other mental changes
  • Heart complications for those with a history of heart conditions

Contacting A Lexapro Attorney

If you have been affected by Lexapro, you may have a claim for compensation. American Attorney Awards may be able to help. You only get one shot to receive a fair settlement for your case. Find the best lawyer for your claim. Please use our contact form to the right of the page to get help with your case.

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