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Review: could Escitalopram cause Night sweats?

Summary: Night sweats could be caused by Escitalopram, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Escitalopram oxalate, and have Depression.

We study 10,263 people who have side effects while taking Escitalopram from FDA and social media. Among them, 28 have Night sweats. Find out below who they are, when they have Night sweats and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 10,256 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram. Among them, 28 people (0.27%) have Night Sweats. They amount to 0.04% of all the 76,397 people who have Night Sweats on eHealthMe.

Trend of Night sweats in Escitalopram reports

Time on Escitalopram when people have Night sweats * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Night sweats35.71%42.86%7.14%7.14%7.14%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Night sweats0.00%0.00%0.00%13.33%30.00%6.67%10.00%40.00%

Severity of Night sweats when taking Escitalopram ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Night sweats0.00%28.57%71.43%0.00%

How people recovered from Night sweats ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Night sweats0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (7 people, 25.00%)
  2. Narcolepsy (5 people, 17.86%)
  3. Hepatitis c (4 people, 14.29%)
  4. Major depression (4 people, 14.29%)
  5. Alcohol use (2 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Escitalopram oxalate (17 people, 60.71%)
  2. Xyrem (5 people, 17.86%)
  3. Ribavirin (4 people, 14.29%)
  4. Clonazepam (3 people, 10.71%)
  5. Fluticasone propionate (3 people, 10.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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