Antidepressant medications, including Lexapro, may cause intense suicidal feelings or suicidal behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults less than 24 years of age. Ask your doctor if using this medication outweighs the risks.
This medication may cause angle-closure glaucoma—an eye condition which may lead to blindness. It is recommended that you undergo a thorough eye examination before you take this medication.
It is important to discuss your entire health history with your doctor before taking Lexapro. Inform your doctor if you have had a heart attack, liver, kidney or heart disease, thyroid problems, seizures, or diabetes. Mention any reactions you may have had to other drugs. Ask your healthcare provider about alternative treatments if you become pregnant while prescribed this medication.
Do not purchase this medication outside of the United States or on the internet. Medication purchased from these sources may not be from a licensed pharmacy. Haloperidol, a powerful antipsychotic medication with potentially dangerous side effects, has been found in some samples of Lexapro obtained via the internet.