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What are the side effects of Lexapro?

The most common side effects of the antidepressant Lexapro when used by adults include sleep difficulty, nausea, feeling tired, feeling drowsy, an increase in sweating, loss of sexual desire or performance, constipation or diarrhea, a dry mouth, and digestive problems. Less common side effects of Lexapro include cold or flu-like symptoms, malaise, joint and muscle pain, and difficulty breathing. In children, the common side effects are similar, but additional effects have been reported that include pain located in the back, vomiting, infections of the urinary tract, and nasal congestion. Any side effects should be discussed with your doctor. 
 

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