Escitalopram - what are the side effects if you stop taking them suddenly?

Question is Closed Report Mark as Favorite

Responses (1)

9 Nov 2009

Do not stop using escitalopram without first talking to your doctor. You may have unpleasant side effects if you stop taking this medication suddenly

It could present as dysphoric mood, irritability, agitation, dizziness, sensory disturbances (e.g. paresthesias such as electric shock sensations), anxiety, confusion, headache, lethargy, emotional lability, insomnia, and hypomania.

Or any other symptoms present from the link effects in the link below.

http://www.drugs.com/sfx/escitalopram-side-effects.html

Votes: +0

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar questions

Citalopram,what are the unpleasent side effects if you suddenly stop taking this drug?

been on this drug for two years now but the sexual side effect is a big concern for me,been taking it for cronic ptsd

1 answer 4 Nov 2009

What are the withdrawal symptoms of escitalopram? How can one stop taking this drug?

Hi i have been taking escitalopram for 1year 1 month after being diagonised with insomnia depression, i've been taking it once every 4days for ...

1 answer 27 Jan 2010

Can continued side effects from a stopped medication have flare ups?

Or is it more likely to be from one of my other medications suddenly acting up? I've had continued side effects since my Prolia injection last ...

6 answers 14 Jul 2013

Escitalopram/Lexapro side effects?

I have been taking 10mg of Escitalopram for just over four months now for severe anxiety, ocd and depression. It has worked amazingly and has made me ...

1 answer 17 Jul 2014