Review: could Lexapro cause Abnormal dreams?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 3, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 34,107 people who take Lexapro. Among them, 290 have Abnormal dreams. See who they are, when they have Abnormal dreams and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,131 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Lexapro include stress and anxiety, nausea, nausea aggravated, anxiety aggravated, fatigue.
Abnormal dreams (latest reports from 118,429 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.
On Mar, 3, 2014: 34,107 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 290 people (0.85%) have Abnormal Dreams.
Time on Lexapro when people have Abnormal dreams * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Abnormal dreams||30.16%||30.16%||9.52%||19.05%||7.94%||3.17%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Abnormal dreams when taking Lexapro * :
|Abnormal dreams||0.00%||0.00%||1.70%||7.82%||13.61%||34.35%||20.07%||22.45% |
Severity of Abnormal dreams when taking Lexapro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Abnormal dreams||0.00%||75.00%||25.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Abnormal dreams ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Abnormal dreams||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Smoking cessation therapy (136 people, 46.90%)
- Depression (110 people, 37.93%)
- Anxiety (47 people, 16.21%)
- Bipolar disorder (27 people, 9.31%)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (17 people, 5.86%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Chantix (150 people, 51.72%)
- Xanax (43 people, 14.83%)
- Seroquel (34 people, 11.72%)
- Klonopin (34 people, 11.72%)
- Ambien (28 people, 9.66%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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