As far as I am aware,the balance of risks and benefits for the treatment of depressive illness in children under 18 years is considered to be unfavourable for the use of Ciprelex [escitalopram]. Fluoxetine is usually advised for the treatment of depression in children under 18 years. Headache is certainly a well known side effect as is increased nervousness and anxiety in children who take Ciprelex.You should certainly consult your son's psychiatrist about the symtoms he is experiencing.
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