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Review: could Lexapro cause Akathisia?

Summary: Akathisia 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 Abilify, and have Depression.

We study 35,765 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 128 have Akathisia. Find out below who they are, when they have Akathisia 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)

Akathisia

Akathisia (a movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety, gastric disorder. (latest reports from 5,778 Akathisia patients)

On Mar, 20, 2015: 35,765 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 128 people (0.36%) have Akathisia.

Trend of Akathisia in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Akathisia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Akathisia35.48%22.58%6.45%16.13%16.13%0.00%3.23%

Age of people who have Akathisia when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Akathisia0.00%0.00%7.14%8.04%19.64%35.71%17.86%11.61%

Severity of Akathisia when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Akathisia0.00%50.00%33.33%16.67%

How people recovered from Akathisia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Akathisia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (48 people, 37.50%)
  2. Anxiety (15 people, 11.72%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (13 people, 10.16%)
  4. Pain (11 people, 8.59%)
  5. Schizoaffective disorder (8 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Abilify (30 people, 23.44%)
  2. Seroquel (22 people, 17.19%)
  3. Xanax (21 people, 16.41%)
  4. Ambien (19 people, 14.84%)
  5. Klonopin (18 people, 14.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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