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Review: could Escitalopram cause Night sweats?





Summary: 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 Escitalopram oxalate, and have Depression.

We study 10,334 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.

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Escitalopram

Escitalopram has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Escitalopram 11,240 users)

Night sweats

Night Sweats (sweating in night) has been reported by people with depression, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, high blood pressure, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Night Sweats 10,308 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 10,324 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram. Among them, 28 people (0.27%) have Night Sweats.

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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    (Asked by a 22 year old woman who has Depression, and takes Wellbutrin, Lexapro)
    I am the mom of a 22 year old who is trying to get through college and can't seem to find the right meds for depression. She is taking Lexapro and I am wondering if adding Wellbutrin will help.
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    (Asked by a 27 year old woman who has Eyelid Twitch, Muscle Twitching, Twitch - Eyelid, and takes Clonazepam, Lexapro)
    So I have had symptoms of anxiety and depression due to a lot of stressors and disasters that happened in my life over the past two years. As my anxiety got worse after a breast biopsy, I started freaking out and thinking I may have MS because my sister has MS. So I went to my GP and she decided my symptoms do not follow the symptoms of MS or any similar problem and it should most likely be anxiety. She put me on Lexapro and Clonazepam. At first I was very hesitant to take medication but as my symptoms got worse I decided to give it a try. I was on Lexopro 5 mg for about two months and then I went to 10 mg, and I would take 1 or 2 Clonazepam a day. And this all started 5 months ago. And things seemed to be working just fine.Until about two months ago I started having this freaking annoying eye twitch on my upper left eyelid. I have had eye twitches before but they always go away after a couple of days or a week top. This one has been lasting for 2 months now and seems to be just getting worse. I went to the GP and my eye doctor and they still found no cause and said it's probably stress and anxiety. I have not been overly stressed and I get plenty of sleep, 10 hrs or more! and I stopped taking caffeine and alcohol after the twitch started. Any idea? Could it be because of medication? I also need to add I have had thumb twitching and severe spasms in my muscles around my right thumb starting in May (before taking any medication).
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    (Asked by a 44 year old woman who has Pancreatic Cyst, and takes Lexapro)
    I was on cipralex for a year. Last week a large pancreatic cyst 7 cm was found incidentally. In the past I have been hospitalized because of kidney reaction to tetracycline antibiotic
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    (Asked by a 70 year old man who has Depression, and takes Lisinopril, Atorvastatin Calcium, Prednisolone, Azathioprine)
    Could anyone help, my doctor has given me citalopram for depression but I have myasthenia gravis is this ok I have read it might not be safe?
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