Review: could Lexapro cause Abnormal Dreams?


Abnormal dreams is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Chantix, and have Smoking cessation therapy . We study 41,077 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 301 have Abnormal dreams. Find out below who they are, when they have Abnormal dreams and more.

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Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 44,435 users)

Abnormal Dreams

Abnormal dreams has been reported by people with suicidal ideation, visual impairment, agitation, feeling abnormal, diarrhea (latest reports from 17,353 Abnormal dreams patients).

On Aug, 27, 2016

41,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 301 people (0.73%) have Abnormal Dreams

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Abnormal dreams?

Time on Lexapro when people have Abnormal Dreams *:

  • < 1 month: 25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Abnormal Dreams when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 73.24 %
  • male: 26.76 %

Age of people who have Abnormal Dreams when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.16 %
  • 20-29: 4.74 %
  • 30-39: 12.93 %
  • 40-49: 30.6 %
  • 50-59: 21.98 %
  • 60+: 27.59 %

Severity if Abnormal Dreams when taking Lexapro **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 60 %
  • severe: 40 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Abnormal Dreams **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (128 people)
  • Depression (80 people)
  • Anxiety (37 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (19 people)
  • Insomnia (17 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Chantix (142 people)
  • Xanax (35 people)
  • Seroquel (24 people)
  • Klonopin (23 people)
  • Ambien (23 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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