Lexapro is prescribed to treat patients for depression and anxiety disorders. Depression is often accompanied by anxiety. Depression affects as many as one in four women and one in ten men. It can make it hard for you to work, rest or complete many daily functions and it can also lead to suicide.
Depression can be caused by an imbalance of serotonin in the brain which is a chemical that allows nerve cells to communicate. When these nerve cells don’t communicate properly, it can cause heightened sadness, moodiness, worry, fatigue and general feelings of unhappiness.
Generalising anxiety disorders cause persistent anxiety and constant worry. People who suffer from generalising anxiety disorders often cannot shake their worries, fears and tensions. Symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder include fatigue, head aches, constant worry, trembling, sweating, mood swings, muscle tensions and hot flashes.
What side effects can Lexapro cause?
The two most serious injuries include serotonin syndrome and persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns. Other side effects include:
- Gastro intestinal bleeding
- Worsening depression or anxiety
- Drug interaction
- Problems to pregnant women and harm to unborn babies
- Injuries to nursing babies
- Increased risk to suicide
When should I contact my doctor?
Contact your doctor if you notice any of the symptoms associated with the side effects listed above including:
If you become pregnant
If you are nursing
Suicidal thoughts or actions
Severe allergic reactions
Swelling in the face and throat and difficulty breathing
Irregular heart beats or chest pain
You may also be entitled to recover compensation if you have suffered an adverse reaction to taking Laxapro and you should contact Liam Moloney, Solicitor on 045 898000 for further advice or simply log onto our website at www.moloneysolicitors.ie