Yes, Lexapro has been known to elevate blood pressure or cause hypertension.
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.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 26 Feb 2010 • 1 answer
Can Ativan withdrawal elevate blood pressure 165/92? I stopped cold turkey 24 days ago Ativan1mg day
Posted 14 Jun 2012 • 5 answers
Posted 14 Nov 2012 • 1 answer
Posted 19 Feb 2014 • 3 answers
Posted 13 Apr 2018 • 1 answer