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What are the possible side effects of taking 10 mg of

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what are the possible side effects of taking 10 mg of "Lexipro" for an eighty eight year old woman?
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: This is for my mother, and it's a lengthy list- but all minor issues.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: They had tried "Selexa" first for a calming effect, but it knocked her out for too much of the day. This initially seemed to be a good humor fix, but in the last two weeks there have been three very out of the usual realm disoriented to time & space incidents. (One involving her parents still being alive and having a party for them coming up...) First they sounded like an overlap from a dream into her awake thinking, but the last was sitting upright in the middle of the afternoon.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your question, side effect include, dizziness, vertigo, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, insomnia, somnolence and low appetite. Thank you.