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Cipralex

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3.8
3.9  Effectiveness
7.8  Side Effects
5.8  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 16 Cipralex side effects and 6 Cipralex benefits.

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Effectiveness of Cipralex by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Cipralex, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 6.4% 14% 56.7% 15.3% 7.6%
Balance/Equilibrium 2.5% 11.5% 65% 16.6% 4.5%
Blood Pressure 1.3% 2.5% 86% 7.6% 2.5%
Breathing 1.3% 8.3% 77.1% 9.6% 3.8%
Confidence 7.6% 20.4% 40.1% 26.1% 5.7%
Coordination/Motor Skills 1.3% 13.4% 67.5% 12.7% 5.1%
Digestion 1.9% 10.8% 67.5% 15.3% 4.5%
Emotional Well-being 10.8% 29.3% 25.5% 24.8% 9.6%
Energy 7% 21.7% 29.9% 29.3% 12.1%
Eyesight 1.9% 7.6% 68.2% 18.5% 3.8%
Memory 5.7% 15.3% 46.5% 21% 11.5%
Mental Clarity 6.4% 21.7% 38.9% 27.4% 5.7%
Pain 0% 11.5% 72% 14% 2.5%
Patience 10.8% 29.3% 29.9% 22.9% 7%
Sexual Health 4.5% 17.2% 42% 19.1% 17.2%
Skin Complexion 1.9% 8.3% 79% 10.2% 0.6%
Sleep 9.6% 27.4% 33.1% 19.7% 10.2%
Stress Level 5.7% 33.1% 28.7% 25.5% 7%
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Commonly Reported Cipralex Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 64.7% 29.4% 5.9% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 88.2% 5.1% 1.5% 5.1% 0%
Anxiety 44.4% 24.3% 17.4% 10.4% 2.8%
Blurred Vision 58.8% 19.6% 12.4% 5.2% 4.1%
Breathing Difficulties 73.2% 17.5% 4.1% 4.1% 1%
Change in Sex Drive 42.2% 14.8% 14.8% 13.3% 14.1%
Change in Weight 52.3% 13.8% 6.2% 13.8% 13.8%
Cold Symptoms 68% 14.4% 11.3% 5.2% 1%
Confusion 58.8% 18.6% 15.5% 4.1% 3.1%
Constipation 68.1% 17% 10.6% 2.1% 2.1%
Depression 52.6% 19.6% 11.3% 12.4% 4.1%
Diarrhea 68.1% 13.9% 11.8% 4.9% 1.4%
Difficulty Urinating 80% 11.4% 5.7% 2.9% 0%
Dizziness 56.2% 15.3% 17.4% 9.7% 1.4%
Drowsiness 47.2% 13.4% 16.5% 16.5% 6.3%
Dry Mouth 57.5% 14.2% 18.7% 8.2% 0.7%
Erectile Dysfunction 81.4% 5.7% 4.3% 5.7% 2.9%
Fatigue 34% 15.3% 16.7% 23.6% 9.7%
Fever 85.6% 7.2% 5.2% 2.1% 0%
Gas 57.7% 17.5% 13.4% 10.3% 1%
Headache 46.5% 22.2% 16.7% 9% 4.9%
Insomnia 58.3% 12.5% 10.4% 12.5% 6.2%
Irregular Heartbeat 69.1% 12.4% 15.5% 2.1% 1%
Irritability / Impatience 58.2% 17.2% 11.9% 9.7% 2.2%
Mood Swings 52.6% 21.6% 15.5% 7.2% 3.1%
Muscle Cramping 62.9% 12.4% 14.4% 7.2% 3.1%
Muscle Spasms 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Nausea 64% 14% 9.6% 7.4% 4.4%
Relaxed / Calming Sensation 48.6% 20% 28.6% 1.4% 1.4%
Sensitivity to Light 74.2% 11.3% 8.2% 3.1% 3.1%
Sexual Dysfunction 54.4% 13.2% 7.9% 14% 10.5%
Slow Heartbeat 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 69.1% 14.4% 8.2% 4.1% 4.1%
Sweating 63.6% 15.2% 12.1% 6.1% 3%
Tremors 60% 23.3% 6.7% 6.7% 3.3%
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Less Commonly Reported Cipralex Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Aggressive / Impulsive Behavior 76.6% 7.8% 10.9% 1.6% 3.1%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 56.2% 17.2% 10.9% 9.4% 6.2%
Appetite Loss 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 68.1% 19.1% 4.3% 6.4% 2.1%
Change in Weight 41.4% 21.4% 15.7% 14.3% 7.1%
Confusion 60% 20% 13.3% 3.3% 3.3%
Coordination / Balance Problems 66.7% 13.3% 13.3% 3.3% 3.3%
Depression 63.3% 13.3% 16.7% 6.7% 0%
Disorientation 76.6% 12.5% 6.2% 3.1% 1.6%
Double Vision 93.3% 0% 3.3% 0% 3.3%
Energy Loss 45.3% 9.4% 20.3% 17.2% 7.8%
Fainting 87.5% 10.9% 1.6% 0% 0%
Feelings of Anger / Rage 71.9% 9.4% 6.2% 12.5% 0%
Hallucinations 93.3% 3.3% 0% 3.3% 0%
Heart Attack 98.6% 0% 1.4% 0% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 65.6% 10.9% 18.8% 1.6% 3.1%
Increased Depression 68.6% 12.9% 8.6% 8.6% 1.4%
Indigestion 73.4% 7.8% 7.8% 9.4% 1.6%
Liver Damage 91.5% 2.8% 2.8% 0% 2.8%
Nervousness 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 58.7% 10.9% 8.7% 15.2% 6.5%
Seizures 97.2% 1.4% 1.4% 0% 0%
Slow Reflexes 67.2% 12.5% 14.1% 3.1% 3.1%
Slurred Speech 85.9% 9.4% 1.6% 0% 3.1%
Stroke 98.6% 1.4% 0% 0% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 75.7% 10% 7.1% 4.3% 2.9%
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Episodes since taking Cipralex
Since taking Cipralex Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 0.8%
Blindness 0.2%
Fall 2.7%
Hospitalization 0.6%
Seizure 0.5%
Stroke 0.2%
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User Comments about Cipralex
02 Apr 2014 My doctor just moved me up to 20 mgs, which I've been on for 13 or 14 days. Having extreme fatigue where I need a nap in mid-afternoon. No energy, so forget the gym. Worst part is I can't stop eating! Mild headaches almost daily. Am told this med takes 6-8 weeks to reach full effect, so just be patient and give it time. I don't see my doctor for another 2.5 months and in the meantime, I''m worried about the weight gain and the tiredness. Anyone else going through this ??? Generally I rate my days about a 6 out of 10. Not near good enough.
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03 Mar 2014 At first I had a lot of side effects. I already had epilepsy, and it has made my seizures more apparent, but luckily for me, i only have petite mal seizures. I have gained 15lbs on this medication, but it helped me fill out to my body well. I am still quiet in crowds, and get very tired just from going to school. I have noticed my attendance at school has gone up because of this medication. But my friends and family have notice that I have an increase in being irritable, impatient, angry, and tend to have no filter on what I say. Recently my depression has become a bit worse, seeing as I skipped school, became very depressed, blacked out for a while, and don't remember anything from that time. I remember waking up on the floor, and having a swollen, bruised, and very painful arm. My dad helped me try to remember what had happened that day, and now I remember that I became very depressed and self-harmed. Also, my alcohol intake has become a lot higher due to stress from this medication.
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18 Mar 2013 I already had pre existing hypothyrodism before taking Cipralex. 10mcg didn't properly help my depression symptoms but 20mcg does. I have tinnitus and balance issues which I now believe maybe caused by Cipralex but have been to see a neurologist and have had an MRI recently which should (hopefully) determine if there is another reason for my symptoms.
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17 Feb 2013 having many side effects from using the medication
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