Review: could Escitalopram cause Night Sweats?


Summary

Night sweats is found among people who take Escitalopram, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Depression . We study 8,767 people who have side effects while taking Escitalopram from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 have Night sweats. Find out below who they are, when they have Night sweats and more.

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Escitalopram

Escitalopram has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Escitalopram 13,527 users)

Night Sweats

Night sweats (sweating in night) has been reported by people with hot flush, drug ineffective, weakness, insomnia, joint pain (latest reports from 12,669 Night sweats patients).

On Aug, 31, 2016

8,767 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram.
Among them, 19 people (0.22%) have Night Sweats


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Escitalopram cause Night sweats?

Time on Escitalopram when people have Night Sweats *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Night Sweats when taking Escitalopram *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Night Sweats when taking Escitalopram *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 5.88 %
  • 30-39: 29.41 %
  • 40-49: 5.88 %
  • 50-59: 23.53 %
  • 60+: 35.29 %

Severity if Night Sweats when taking Escitalopram **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 25 %
  • severe: 75 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Night Sweats **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (5 people, 26.32%)
  • Hepatitis C (3 people, 15.79%)
  • Psoriasis (2 people, 10.53%)
  • Depressed Mood (2 people, 10.53%)
  • Bipolar Ii Disorder (2 people, 10.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ribavirin (3 people, 15.79%)
  • Pegasys (3 people, 15.79%)
  • Glucophage (3 people, 15.79%)
  • Clonazepam (3 people, 15.79%)
  • Seroquel (2 people, 10.53%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (6 people, 31.58%)
  • Chest Pain (6 people, 31.58%)
  • Weight Decreased (5 people, 26.32%)
  • Vomiting (4 people, 21.05%)
  • Asthenia (4 people, 21.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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