About Lexapro Side Effects

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Lexapro side effects can include allergic skin reactions, confusino, swelling of the face, lips or tongue, feeling faint, rapid speech and hallucinations. Understand the side effects of the number two antidepressant in the United States with information from the CEO of a pharmacy company in this free video on medicine.

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This is Lois Adams consultant pharmacist and President and CEO of Freedom Pharmacy and Wellness Center. Today's segment is going to be about the side effects of Lexapro, the number two antidepressant in the US. The main side effects are allergic skin reactions, confusion, swelling of the face, lips or tongue, feeling faint, rapid speech, hallucinations, loss of contact with reality, seizures, suicidal thoughts and changes and unusual bleeding. The nonphysical side of the drug as far as the side effects are concerned there are less expensive comparable drugs and if the price is a problem for you or it may not be on your Medicare Part D plan please talk to your pharmacist for suggestions and your doctor and communicate with your doctor about this. The drug interactions will include working or taking this drug with Telepram which is another drug in the same family, certain diet drugs, St. John's Wart which is a natural herb and a lot of people take that because it is supposed to be an antidepressant, take only as directed by your physician, do not increase the dosage or decrease without talking to your doctor first. There are possible serious side effects with decreasing this drug. The medication must be decreased gradually or depression may worsen and then there have been thoughts of suicide and that is a little about the side effects of Lexapro.

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