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Can taking Lexapro cause lowering of blood pressure?

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Anonymous

14 Nov 2012

Hello,

No, it may cause hypertension (high blood pressure).

Cardiovascular
Cardiovascular side effects including palpitation and hypertension have been reported frequently. Bradycardia, tachycardia, ECG abnormalities, flushing, and varicose veins have been reported infrequently. Angioedema, cardiac failure, deep vein thrombosis phlebitis thrombosis, atrial fibrillation, hypotension, myocardial infarction, orthostatic hypotension, QT prolongation, torsades de pointes, and ventricular tachycardia have been reported; however, a causal relationship with escitalopram (the active ingredient contained in Lexapro) has not been determined.

Read more at: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/lexapro-side-effects.html

I suggest you inform your Dr. if you experience any of these possible side effects.

Take care,

maso.-

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