Review: could Lexapro cause Abnormal Dreams?


Summary

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 48,980 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 326 have Abnormal dreams. Find out below who they are, when they have Abnormal dreams and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 52,596 users)

Abnormal Dreams

Abnormal dreams has been reported by people with pain, agitation, feeling abnormal, diarrhea, drowsiness (latest reports from 21,252 Abnormal dreams patients).

On Sep, 13, 2016

48,980 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 326 people (0.67%) have Abnormal Dreams


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Abnormal dreams?

Time on Lexapro when people have Abnormal Dreams *:

  • < 1 month: 24.39 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.27 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 19.51 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.2 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.88 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 72.84 %
  • male: 27.16 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.36 %
  • 20-29: 4.33 %
  • 30-39: 11.81 %
  • 40-49: 30.31 %
  • 50-59: 22.44 %
  • 60+: 28.74 %

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 (132 people, 40.49%)
  • Depression (86 people, 26.38%)
  • Anxiety (42 people, 12.88%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (19 people, 5.83%)
  • Insomnia (18 people, 5.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Chantix (145 people, 44.48%)
  • Xanax (37 people, 11.35%)
  • Seroquel (26 people, 7.98%)
  • Synthroid (24 people, 7.36%)
  • Ambien (24 people, 7.36%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (84 people, 25.77%)
  • Insomnia (69 people, 21.17%)
  • Anxiety (69 people, 21.17%)
  • Headache (50 people, 15.34%)
  • Depression (49 people, 15.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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