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Cipralex

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3.8
3.8  Effectiveness
7.8  Side Effects
5.8  Holistic Benefits

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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 6.5% 14.3% 56.5% 14.9% 7.8%
Balance/Equilibrium 2.6% 11% 64.9% 16.9% 4.5%
Blood Pressure 1.3% 2.6% 86.4% 7.1% 2.6%
Breathing 1.3% 8.4% 77.3% 9.1% 3.9%
Confidence 7.8% 20.1% 40.3% 26% 5.8%
Coordination/Motor Skills 1.3% 12.3% 68.2% 13% 5.2%
Digestion 1.9% 11% 66.9% 15.6% 4.5%
Emotional Well-being 11% 29.9% 25.3% 24% 9.7%
Energy 7.1% 21.4% 30.5% 28.6% 12.3%
Eyesight 1.9% 7.1% 68.8% 18.2% 3.9%
Memory 5.2% 15.6% 46.1% 21.4% 11.7%
Mental Clarity 6.5% 21.4% 39% 27.3% 5.8%
Pain 0% 11% 72.1% 14.3% 2.6%
Patience 11% 29.2% 29.9% 22.7% 7.1%
Sexual Health 4.5% 16.2% 42.2% 19.5% 17.5%
Skin Complexion 1.9% 8.4% 78.6% 10.4% 0.6%
Sleep 9.7% 27.9% 32.5% 19.5% 10.4%
Stress Level 5.8% 33.1% 28.6% 25.3% 7.1%
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Commonly Reported Cipralex Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 62.5% 31.2% 6.2% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 88% 5.3% 1.5% 5.3% 0%
Anxiety 44% 24.1% 17.7% 10.6% 2.8%
Blurred Vision 58.3% 19.8% 12.5% 5.2% 4.2%
Breathing Difficulties 74% 16.7% 4.2% 4.2% 1%
Change in Sex Drive 41.7% 15.2% 14.4% 13.6% 14.4%
Change in Weight 53.1% 14.1% 6.2% 14.1% 12.5%
Cold Symptoms 67.7% 14.6% 11.5% 5.2% 1%
Confusion 58.3% 18.8% 15.6% 4.2% 3.1%
Constipation 71.1% 15.6% 8.9% 2.2% 2.2%
Depression 52.1% 19.8% 11.5% 12.5% 4.2%
Diarrhea 68.8% 12.8% 12.1% 5% 1.4%
Difficulty Urinating 79.4% 11.8% 5.9% 2.9% 0%
Dizziness 56.7% 14.2% 17.7% 9.9% 1.4%
Drowsiness 47.2% 12.8% 16.8% 16.8% 6.4%
Dry Mouth 57.3% 14.5% 19.1% 7.6% 0.8%
Erectile Dysfunction 80.9% 5.9% 4.4% 5.9% 2.9%
Fatigue 33.3% 15.6% 16.3% 24.1% 9.9%
Fever 85.4% 7.3% 5.2% 2.1% 0%
Gas 58.3% 16.7% 13.5% 10.4% 1%
Headache 45.4% 22.7% 17% 9.2% 5%
Insomnia 58.2% 12.1% 10.6% 12.8% 6.4%
Irregular Heartbeat 68.8% 12.5% 15.6% 2.1% 1%
Irritability / Impatience 58% 17.6% 12.2% 9.2% 2.3%
Mood Swings 53.1% 20.8% 15.6% 7.3% 3.1%
Muscle Cramping 62.5% 12.5% 14.6% 7.3% 3.1%
Muscle Spasms 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Nausea 63.9% 14.3% 9% 7.5% 4.5%
Relaxed / Calming Sensation 48.5% 19.1% 29.4% 1.5% 1.5%
Sensitivity to Light 74% 11.5% 8.3% 3.1% 3.1%
Sexual Dysfunction 53.6% 13.4% 8% 14.3% 10.7%
Slow Heartbeat 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 68.8% 14.6% 8.3% 4.2% 4.2%
Sweating 64.6% 13.8% 12.3% 6.2% 3.1%
Tremors 58.6% 24.1% 6.9% 6.9% 3.4%
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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 76.2% 7.9% 11.1% 1.6% 3.2%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 57.1% 17.5% 11.1% 9.5% 4.8%
Appetite Loss 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 68.9% 17.8% 4.4% 6.7% 2.2%
Change in Weight 41.2% 20.6% 16.2% 14.7% 7.4%
Confusion 62.1% 20.7% 10.3% 3.4% 3.4%
Coordination / Balance Problems 69% 10.3% 13.8% 3.4% 3.4%
Depression 65.5% 13.8% 13.8% 6.9% 0%
Disorientation 77.8% 11.1% 6.3% 3.2% 1.6%
Double Vision 93.1% 0% 3.4% 0% 3.4%
Energy Loss 44.4% 9.5% 20.6% 17.5% 7.9%
Fainting 87.3% 11.1% 1.6% 0% 0%
Feelings of Anger / Rage 71.4% 9.5% 6.3% 12.7% 0%
Hallucinations 93.1% 3.4% 0% 3.4% 0%
Heart Attack 98.5% 0% 1.5% 0% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 66.7% 11.1% 17.5% 1.6% 3.2%
Increased Depression 69.1% 11.8% 8.8% 8.8% 1.5%
Indigestion 73% 7.9% 7.9% 9.5% 1.6%
Liver Damage 91.3% 2.9% 2.9% 0% 2.9%
Nervousness 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 59.1% 11.4% 9.1% 13.6% 6.8%
Seizures 97.1% 1.4% 1.4% 0% 0%
Slow Reflexes 66.7% 12.7% 14.3% 3.2% 3.2%
Slurred Speech 85.7% 9.5% 1.6% 0% 3.2%
Stroke 98.5% 1.5% 0% 0% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 75% 10.3% 7.4% 4.4% 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%
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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