Lexapro side effects in elderly

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Avatar n tn Side Effects of Abilify The following are the risks and potential side effects of Abilify therapy. However, this list is not complete. Increased chance of death in elderly persons. Elderly patients treated with atypical antipsychotics, such as Abilify, for dementia had a higher chance for death than patients who did not take the medicine. Abilify is not approved for dementia. A life-threatening nervous system problem called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS).
Avatar f tn Like... they said at 10mg there are very few side-effects and at 20mg there are noticeable side-effects. But, you obviously don't want to change the dose on your own, as this can be extremely dangerous! But, it would be worth talking to your doctor about if the side-effects don't go away fast enough. Although... most of the time... with SSRIs in general I find, it can take 2 to 4 weeks for side-effects to go away and then they're gone for good.
Avatar f tn Hi, I am too experiences horrific effects from coming off 20mg Lexapro. But I can't take all the side effects anymore. I wish I knew what to do to stop the vertigo/dizziness but the only thing I can find on internet (but havent' tried yet) is a motion sickness tablet that contains a vestibular suppressant. Only thing I wanted to mention is that a friend/nutritionist has suggested I take SamE as an alternative to the Lexapro.
1295419 tn?1276822872 I like the effects of the Lexapro mentally, but just curious if anyone else had similar side effects and if so, if they went away or you had to start taking something else? I was on Zoloft before the Lexapro but had to stop taking it because of urinary issues it was causing. Any advice?
995075 tn?1259784243 With the femara there is increased chance of bone fractures and I did have rib fracture in DX in July 09. Sometime they give a type of bone drug such as boniva but I could not take that because I had some dental work done in August of 09. That would have put me at risk ostapina an infection of the jaw. Do ask about switching to lexapro for your depression. Everyone is diffrent as far as meds go and our systems are individual so what works for one person may not work for another one....
Avatar f tn Is it possible that Lexapro could mask some side effects of Mirena that are now rearing up since I am Lexapro free?
Avatar n tn In my opinion, this is probably one of the worst side effects of SSRIs. After a taper off of these medications with the doctor's approval, you will see a marked improvement as the dosage goes down, in my experience. Sorry to be so ambiguous, but these medications effect people in different ways, but it does get much better:)....keep us posted!
Avatar m tn re not a common side effect. How old is your Dad? Elderly people would be more at risk for hallucinations and other more severe side effects. Does he take any other medications? Does he drink? His doctor absolutely needs to be made aware ASAP.
Avatar n tn Have you noticed any side effects on Clonazepam or Lexapro? I am on 10 mg of Lexapro for a while now and added 1 mg of Clonazepam 2 monts ago. I noticed that I get twitches in my fingers and sometimes my fingers shake a little. Does this familiar to anyone?
Avatar m tn You metabolism might get used to it, but Lexapro may cause these other side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: •nausea •diarrhea •constipation •changes in sex drive or ability •drowsiness •increased sweating •dizziness •heartburn •stomach pain •excessive tiredness •dry mouth •increased appetite •flu-like symptoms •runny nose •sneezing Blessings!
1286779 tn?1400012806 I think Jaybay just gave you great advice. Lots of elderly have different side effects than the more common ones. Medications can easily interact and sometimes medications that have been fine for a long time all of a sudden aren't. A gerentologist probably is the best place to look for answers. When my mom was alive, we had a few kinks with her medications.
Avatar n tn Getting ready to start Lexapro and I want to know the side effects you have experienced? I have been on Wellbutrion and Cymbalta and both were not for me. Made my anxiety worse. I lost weight on both but wanted to know the weight issue with Lexapro since there seems to be one. Thanks for the help.
677061 tn?1226275988 When it comes to side effects which is more benign as far as cardiac function concerns?
Avatar n tn (have long since switch meds) Anyway, if your new to antidepressants than yes, you will get some pretty funky side effects for a good several weeks. In about 6 to 8 weeks your body should adjust most of that will go away. If in 6 weeks you still feel like **** then you need to talk to your doctor about "maybe this is not the right med for me." It will take a solid 6 weeks before you get full therapiutic effect from Lexapro.
Avatar f tn First of all I am sorry that you are having problems with thes medications. The short answer to your question is 'it depends.' I hate to sound ambiguous but different meds affect people in different ways. In my experience with SSRIs like Lexapro, they can tend to raise one's anxiety a little when you start, stop, or adjust dosage.
Avatar f tn Has anyone else had these side effects from Lex? Anyone been on Lex for awile with no side effects, only to have them develop later? Don't side effects happen in the beginning only?