i am 62 tear old male
recently my family dr said i might have depression because of unexplained chilling or almost cramping on my two feet up to knees
dr checked physical like blood work found nothing wrong
dr thinks i have depression especially i am still recoving from myTURP
dr started me with cipralex 3 nights ago 1/2 tablet of 10 mg or 5mg /night
i am now experiencing frequent flare ups with sweating
Neurotic Depression - Can cipralex cause me flashes and sweating often?
i am 62 tear old male
Escitalopram (trade names Nexito, Anxiset-E (India),Cipralex (Pakistan) Lexapro, Cipralex, Seroplex, Elicea, Lexamil, Lexam, Entact, Losita (Bangladesh), Reposil (Chile), Animaxen (Colombia).
Sweating is a serious side effect of this antidepressant and you must inform your Dr. asap. Flashes is not listed or has not been reported as a possible side effect yet, but I would not rule it out , also inform you Dr. about flare ups, I do believe them to be connected with the sewating and consider them a serious side effect which must be reported.
Lexapro side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Lexapro: skin rash or hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect while taking Lexapro such as:
very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, feeling like you might pass out;
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, feeling unsteady, loss of coordination; or
headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, confusion, hallucinations, fainting, seizure, shallow breathing or breathing that stops.
Less serious Lexapro side effects may include:
sleep problems (insomnia);
mild nausea, gas, heartburn, upset stomach, constipation;
decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or
dry mouth, yawning, ringing in your ears.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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