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Cipralex Side Effects

Common Cipralex Side Effects


The most commonly reported Cipralex side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Convulsion (27)
Loss Of Consciousness (24)
Anxiety (24)
Dizziness (24)
Hyponatraemia (22)
Depression (19)
Nausea (18)
Confusional State (17)
Completed Suicide (17)
Condition Aggravated (13)
Caesarean Section (13)
Fall (12)
Epilepsy (11)
Insomnia (11)
Pregnancy (11)
Tremor (10)
Grand Mal Convulsion (10)
Abdominal Pain Upper (10)
Fatigue (10)
Somnolence (9)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Cipralex Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Cipralex reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Cipralex on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Torsade De Pointes, Grand Mal Convulsion, Abdominal Pain Upper, Nausea
This is a report of a 31-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from CH, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Cipralex (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Zofran (Unk)
  • Methadone (50-60 Mg/day)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  • Torsade De Pointes
  • Grand Mal Convulsion
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Nausea
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cipralex treatment in male patients, resulting in electrocardiogram qt prolonged side effect. The patient was hospitalized.

Insomnia, Feeling Cold, Cold Sweat, Hyperhidrosis, Sexual Dysfunction, Completed Suicide, Asphyxia
This report suggests a potential Cipralex Insomnia, Feeling Cold, Cold Sweat, Hyperhidrosis, Sexual Dysfunction, Completed Suicide, Asphyxia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 68-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from CA was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: depression and used Cipralex (dosage: 20 Mg (for 2 Days) Am By Mouth?sept 5-19 / 12) starting Sep 11, 2012. Soon after starting Cipralex the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling Cold
  • Cold Sweat
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Completed Suicide
  • Asphyxia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Quetiapine (25 Mg Pm By Mouth?sept. 11 - 19 / 12)
Although Cipralex demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as insomnia, may still occur.

Suicidal Ideation, Agitation, Hyperhidrosis, Palpitations, Muscular Weakness, Nausea, Tremor, Chest Discomfort, Panic Reaction
This Suicidal Ideation, Agitation, Hyperhidrosis, Palpitations, Muscular Weakness, Nausea, Tremor, Chest Discomfort, Panic Reaction problem was reported by a health professional from CH. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: major depression. On Sep 03, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Cipralex (dosage: 5 Mg). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Cipralex, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Agitation
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Palpitations
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Tremor
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Panic Reaction
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as suicidal ideation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Suicide Attempt, Anxiety, Anger
This is a report of a 58-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from CA. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Cipralex (dosage: NA) starting Sep 12, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Cipralex treatment could cause the above reactions, including suicide attempt, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.


Deafness Unilateral, Vertigo, Nausea, Vertigo Positional
A 39-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FI with the following symptoms/conditions: depression started Cipralex treatment (dosage: NA) on Mar 10, 2012. Soon after starting Cipralex treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Deafness Unilateral
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea
  • Vertigo Positional
Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Cipralex.


A 68-year-old female patient from AUSTRIA (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: NA and was treated with Cipralex(dosage: NA). The treatment was initiated on Feb 02, 2012. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
    Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Cipralex efficacy:
    • Wellbutrin


    Dependence, Adverse Event
    In this report, Cipralex was administered for the following condition: NA.A 56-year-old female consumer from CANADA (weight: NA) started Cipralex treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 01, 2011.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
    • Dependence
    • Adverse Event
    A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction:
    • Evista
    • Zopiclone
    • Nicotine (By The End, 24 Lozenges A Day; 7-8 Months Of Use)
    • Pravastatin
    • Darvon
    • Calcium And Vitamin D
    • Bromazepam
    • Celebrex
    Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Cipralex treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

    Syncope, Orthostatic Hypotension
    This is a report of the following Cipralex (escitalopram Oxalate (escitalopram Oxalate) side effect(s):
    • Syncope
    • Orthostatic Hypotension
    A 88-year-old female patient from ITALY (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: NA and received a treatment with Cipralex (escitalopram Oxalate (escitalopram Oxalate) (dosage: NA) starting: Jan 01, 2011.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions:
    • Nebivolol Hcl (2.5 Mg (2.5 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral)
    • Lorans (lorazepam) (8 Gtt (8 Gtt, 1 In 1 D), Oral)
    The patient was hospitalized.This report suggests that a Cipralex (escitalopram Oxalate (escitalopram Oxalate) treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

    Mouth Haemorrhage, Cerebral Haemorrhage, Brain Compression, Aphasia, Hemiparesis
    This Cipralex report was submitted by a 67-year-old male consumer from SWEDEN (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: NA and Cipralex was administered (dosage: NA) starting: Apr 01, 2011. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
    • Mouth Haemorrhage
    • Cerebral Haemorrhage
    • Brain Compression
    • Aphasia
    • Hemiparesis
    Other drugs used simultaneously:
    • Metoprolol Succinate
    • Effient (10 Mg, Qd)
    • Ramipril
    • Imdur
    • Zopiclone
    • Amlodipine Besylate
    • Crestor
    The patient was hospitalized.Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Cipralex treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

    Haematemesis, Gastric Ulcer, Small Intestine Carcinoma, Duodenitis, Gastritis
    This is a report of a possible correlation between Cipralex use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
    • Haematemesis
    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Small Intestine Carcinoma
    • Duodenitis
    • Gastritis
    which could contribute to an assessment of Cipralex risk profile.A 51-year-old female consumer from HUNGARY (weight: NA) was suffering from NA and was treated with Cipralex (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 2008.Other concurrent medications:
    • Olanzapine (15 Mg, Daily (1/d))
    • Clozapine
    • Betaloc


    Loss Of Consciousness, Rhabdomyolysis, Diabetic Complication, Vomiting, Mydriasis, Tachycardia, Metabolic Acidosis, Hyperthermia, Intentional Overdose
    A 33-year-old female patient from SWITZERLAND (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: NA and after a treatment with Cipralex (dosage: NA) experienced the following side effect(s):
    • Loss Of Consciousness
    • Rhabdomyolysis
    • Diabetic Complication
    • Vomiting
    • Mydriasis
    • Tachycardia
    • Metabolic Acidosis
    • Hyperthermia
    • Intentional Overdose
    The treatment was started on Feb 14, 2011. Cipralex was used in combination with the following drugs:
    • Dalmadorm (750 Mgs Total)
    • Temesta
    • Dalmadorm
    • Lisinopril (350 Mgs Total)
    • Seroquel
    The patient was hospitalized.This report could alert potential Cipralex consumers.

    Renal Failure, Dyskinesia, Hyperkalaemia, Tachycardia, Hyperhidrosis, Pyrexia, Hypertension, Psychotic Disorder
    In this report, a female patient from SOUTH AFRICA (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Cipralex side effect.The patient was diagnosed with anxiety,osteoarthritis,parkinson's disease. After a treatment with Cipralex (dosage: NA, start date: NS), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
    • Renal Failure
    • Dyskinesia
    • Hyperkalaemia
    • Tachycardia
    • Hyperhidrosis
    • Pyrexia
    • Hypertension
    • Psychotic Disorder
    The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction:
    • Tramadol Hydrochloride/acetaminophen
    • Sinemet Cr (50/200 Mg)
    • Ocuvite Lutein
    • Duragesic
    • Azilect
    • Calciferol (50000 Iu Mg Mon/wed/fri Days)
    The patient was hospitalized.The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Cipralex treatment.

    Sopor, Sinus Tachycardia, Intentional Overdose
    This is a report of a 38-year-old male patient from ITALY (weight: NA), who used Cipralex Film-coated Tablets (dosage: Once) for a treatment of intentional overdose. After starting a treatment on Mar 18, 2011, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
    • Sopor
    • Sinus Tachycardia
    • Intentional Overdose
    The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Cipralex Film-coated Tablets treatment
    • Talofen (Once)
    • Esomeprazole (80 Mg Once)
    • Depakene (Once)
    The patient was hospitalized.Taken together, these observations suggest that a Cipralex Film-coated Tablets treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Sopor, Sinus Tachycardia, Intentional Overdose.

    Disinhibition, Ataxia, Dysphonia, Visual Impairment, Cerebral Atrophy, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Vasospasm, Hypertension, Status Epilepticus
    This disinhibition side effect was reported by a physician from ISRAEL. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Cipralex (dosage: NA), which was started on Mar 11, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
    • Escitalopram (Unk)
    • Modafinil (Unk)
    • Fty 720
    • Lioresal (Unk)
    • Fty 720 (0.5mg)
    • Ferrous Sulfate Tab (Unk)
    When starting to take Cipralex the consumer reported the following symptoms:
    • Disinhibition
    • Ataxia
    • Dysphonia
    • Visual Impairment
    • Cerebral Atrophy
    • Unresponsive To Stimuli
    • Vasospasm
    • Hypertension
    • Status Epilepticus
    The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. These side effects may potentially be related to Cipralex.

    Mood Swings, Depression
    This is a Cipralex side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from CANADA, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression,crohn's disease, who was treated with Cipralex (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
    • Remicade
    , and developed a serious reaction and a mood swings side effect. The patient presented with:
    • Mood Swings
    • Depression
    which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cipralex treatment in female patients suffering from depression,crohn's disease, resulting in mood swings.

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Gastric Perforation, Nephroangiosclerosis, Sepsis, Peritonitis, Thrombophlebitis, Fluid Overload, Ventricular Fibrillation
    This report suggests a potential Cipralex chronic obstructive pulmonary disease side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from SWITZERLAND (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Cipralex (dosage: 10 Mg, Daily (1/d)) starting Apr 22, 2010. Soon after starting Cipralex the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    • Gastric Perforation
    • Nephroangiosclerosis
    • Sepsis
    • Peritonitis
    • Thrombophlebitis
    • Fluid Overload
    • Ventricular Fibrillation
    Drugs used concurrently:
    • Seroquel (25 Mg, Daily (1/d))
    • Olfen /00372302/
    • Beloc Zok (50 Mg, Daily (1/d))
    • Norvasc
    • Fragmin (2500 E, Daily (1/d))
    • Lasix (250 Mg, 1/2 3/d)
    • Triatec (5 Mg, Daily (1/d))
    • Metolazon (5 Mg, 2/d)
    The patient was hospitalized. Although Cipralex demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, may still occur.

    Dyspnoea
    This dyspnoea problem was reported by a physician from AUSTRIA. A 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jan 06, 2004 a consumer started treatment with Cipralex (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
    • Zemplar
    • Iterium
    • Blopress
    • Renagel
    • Pantoloc
    • Epoeitin
    • Doxapress
    • Antiphosphat
    When commencing Cipralex, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
    • Dyspnoea
    The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as dyspnoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

    Atrial Fibrillation, Septic Shock, Hepatotoxicity, Wound Dehiscence, Coagulopathy, Metabolic Acidosis, Renal Failure Acute
    This is a Cipralex side effect report of a male patient (weight: NA) from SPAIN. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Cipralex (dosage: NA) starting Apr 12, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
    • Bevacizumab (Last Dose Prior To Sae: 11 May 2010.)
    • Risperdal
    • Capecitabine (Last Dose Prior To Sae: May 2010.)
    Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Septic Shock
    • Hepatotoxicity
    • Wound Dehiscence
    • Coagulopathy
    • Metabolic Acidosis
    • Renal Failure Acute
    This opens a possibility that Cipralex could cause atrial fibrillation and that some male patients may be more susceptible.

    Nerve Root Lesion, Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
    A 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from SWITZERLAND with the following symptoms: affective disorder started Cipralex treatment (dosage: 15 Mg, Uid/qd) on Jan 01, 2000. Soon after starting Cipralex treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
    • Nerve Root Lesion
    • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
    . Concurrently used drugs:
    • Livial (2.5 Mg, Uid/qd)
    • Prograf (3.5 Mg, Uid/qd)
    • Pantozal (40 Mg, Uid/qd)
    • Prednisone (5 Mg, Uid/qd)
    • Cellcept (500 Mg, Tid)
    • Calcimagon-d 3 (Unk)
    The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Cipralex side effects, such as nerve root lesion.

    Premature Menopause, Amenorrhoea
    This premature menopause side effect was reported by a physician from SWITZERLAND. A 39-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression.The patient was prescribed Cipralex (dosage: NA), which was started on Jan 01, 2005. Concurrently used drugs:
    • Mirena (Unk)
    .When starting to take Cipralex the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
    • Premature Menopause
    • Amenorrhoea
    These side effects may potentially be related to Cipralex.

    Rhinorrhoea, Chest Discomfort, Dysarthria, Speech Disorder, Anxiety, Disorientation, Cushingoid, Hypertension, Aphasia
    This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from CANADA, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Cipralex (dosage: NA, start time: May 13, 2010), combined with:
    • Dexamethasone
    • Lipitor
    • Olanzapine
    • Bevacizumab (Form: Infusion, Dose Increased)
    • Bevacizumab (Form: Infusion)
    • Dexamethasone
    and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
    • Rhinorrhoea
    • Chest Discomfort
    • Dysarthria
    • Speech Disorder
    • Anxiety
    • Disorientation
    • Cushingoid
    • Hypertension
    • Aphasia
    which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cipralex treatment in female patients, resulting in rhinorrhoea side effect.

    Salivary Hypersecretion, Gait Disturbance, Disorientation, Dysphagia, Hypercalcaemia, Anger, Anxiety, Parkinsonism
    This report suggests a potential Cipralex Salivary Hypersecretion, Gait Disturbance, Disorientation, Dysphagia, Hypercalcaemia, Anger, Anxiety, Parkinsonism side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 85-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from SWITZERLAND was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Cipralex (dosage: Augmentation 5mg And 10mg) starting NS. Soon after starting Cipralex the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
    • Salivary Hypersecretion
    • Gait Disturbance
    • Disorientation
    • Dysphagia
    • Hypercalcaemia
    • Anger
    • Anxiety
    • Parkinsonism
    Drugs used concurrently:
    • Mg 5-longoral
    The patient was hospitalized. Although Cipralex demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as salivary hypersecretion, may still occur.

    Cataract Subcapsular, Corneal Opacity
    This Cataract Subcapsular, Corneal Opacity problem was reported by a health professional from DENMARK. A 38-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: depression. On Feb 01, 2004 this consumer started treatment with Cipralex (escitalopram) (tablets) (dosage: 10 Mg (10 Mg,1 In 1 D),oral). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
    • Sleeping Pills (sleeping Pills) (sleeping Pills)
    When commencing Cipralex (escitalopram) (tablets), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
    • Cataract Subcapsular
    • Corneal Opacity
    Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as cataract subcapsular, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

    Aggression, Sopor, Suicide Attempt, Tachycardia
    This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from GERMANY. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Cipralex Film-coated Tablets (dosage: Overdose: 160mg (10mg, 16 In 1 Day)) starting Mar 31, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
    • Mirtazapine (Overdose: 240mg (30 Mg, 8 In 1 Day))
    • Tavor (Overdose: 20 Mg (0.5 Mg, 40 In 1 Day))
    • Alcohol
    Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
    • Aggression
    • Sopor
    • Suicide Attempt
    • Tachycardia
    This opens a possibility that Cipralex Film-coated Tablets treatment could cause the above reactions, including aggression, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.

    Aggression, Sopor, Suicide Attempt, Tachycardia
    A male patient (weight: NA) from GERMANY with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Cipralex Film-coated Tablets treatment (dosage: Overdose: 100mg (10mg, 10 In 1 Day)) on Mar 31, 2009. Soon after starting Cipralex Film-coated Tablets treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
    • Aggression
    • Sopor
    • Suicide Attempt
    • Tachycardia
    Concurrently used drugs:
    • Mirtazapine (Overdose: 240mg (30 Mg, 8 In 1 Day))
    • Tavor (Overdose: 20 Mg (0.5 Mg, 40 In 1 Day))
    • Alcohol
    This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Cipralex Film-coated Tablets.

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    Top 10 Cipralex Side Effects for Women

    Women Side EffectsReports
    Hyponatraemia 19
    Convulsion 14
    Caesarean Section 13
    Depression 13
    Nausea 13
    Anxiety 12
    Condition Aggravated 11
    Confusional State 11
    Pregnancy 11
    Dizziness 10

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