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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 month, also take medication Chantix, and have Quit smoking.

We study 35,765 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 290 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 39,475 Lexapro users)

Abnormal dreams

Abnormal dreams has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 15,275 Abnormal dreams patients)

On Mar, 3, 2015: 35,756 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 290 people (0.81%) have Abnormal Dreams.

Trend of Abnormal dreams in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Abnormal dreams * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Abnormal dreams30.16%30.16%9.52%19.05%7.94%3.17%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Abnormal dreams0.00%0.00%1.70%7.82%13.61%34.35%20.07%22.45%

Severity of Abnormal dreams when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Abnormal dreams0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Abnormal dreams ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Abnormal dreams0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (136 people, 46.90%)
  2. Depression (110 people, 37.93%)
  3. Anxiety (47 people, 16.21%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (27 people, 9.31%)
  5. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (17 people, 5.86%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Chantix (150 people, 51.72%)
  2. Xanax (43 people, 14.83%)
  3. Seroquel (34 people, 11.72%)
  4. Klonopin (34 people, 11.72%)
  5. Ambien (28 people, 9.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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