Medically prescribed for – Lexapro is prescribed to treat major depression, as well as minor conditions such as headaches and fingernail biting.
Adverse reactions experienced – Lexarpo is known to cause the following side effects: diarrhea, inability to sleep, drowsiness, dry mouth, dizziness, constipation, tiredness, indigestion, flu-like symptoms, lack of appetite, runny nose, inflamed sinuses, inability to get pregnant, birth defects in pregnant women, and impaired judgment.
Lexapro has also been identified as potentially dangerous to patients with a history of mania, seizures, or suicidal tendencies.
Status of drug – the FDA approved Lexapro in August of 2002 and recently acknowledged that patients who are taking the drug should be closely observed for suicidal thoughts. However, no conclusive evidence exists to show that Lexapro is the cause of suicidal tendencies in depressed patients.
See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems after taking Lexapro. You also may wish to contact an experienced product liability attorney who can help you protect your legal rights and get compensation for your injuries.