Depression is a mental illness that affects millions of people globally. Lexapro has become one of the most popular antidepressants prescribed by physicians to treat major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. As any other pharmaceutical product, it can cause some side effects. And it is important to know what effects are normal and transient, how to cope with them, and when you need to seek medical help immediately.
Have a look at our infographic. These are the most common side effects of Lexapro. You can wait for a few days or weeks until they fade, or you can try to alleviate them. AddictionResource authors share a few tips.
Brief naps and physical activity can help to overcome tiredness. Also, you might take a tablet before bedtime. To cope with dizziness, rise from a sitting position slowly, avoid tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol, drink more fluids, and take Lexapro before sleep. You can find a solution for nearly every uncomfortable side effect.
Call your doctor at once if you have extreme feelings of happiness or sadness, unusual risky behavior, eye pain and problems with vision, fever, sweating, shivering, poor coordination, or any other troubling symptom that don’t go away.