Review: could Escitalopram cause Night Sweats?


Night sweats is found among people who take Escitalopram, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Xyrem, and have Depression . We study 10,050 people who have side effects while taking Escitalopram from FDA and social media. Among them, 30 have Night sweats. Find out below who they are, when they have Night sweats and more.

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Escitalopram has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Escitalopram 10,739 users)

Night Sweats

Night sweats (sweating in night) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hot flush, drug ineffective, weakness, malaise (latest reports from 10,218 Night sweats patients).

On Jul, 24, 2016

10,050 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram.
Among them, 30 people (0.3%) have Night Sweats

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Escitalopram cause Night sweats?

Time on Escitalopram when people have Night Sweats *:

  • < 1 month: 30.77 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 46.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.69 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 13.79 %
  • 30-39: 31.03 %
  • 40-49: 6.9 %
  • 50-59: 10.34 %
  • 60+: 37.93 %

Severity if Night Sweats when taking Escitalopram **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 28.57 %
  • severe: 71.43 %
  • 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 (7 people)
  • Narcolepsy (5 people)
  • Hepatitis C (4 people)
  • Psoriasis (2 people)
  • Alcohol Use (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xyrem (5 people)
  • Ribavirin (4 people)
  • Fluticasone Propionate (3 people)
  • Clonazepam (3 people)
  • Primperan (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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