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 35,789 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 has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,506 Lexapro users)
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 Apr, 20, 2015: 35,789 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 128 people (0.36%) have Akathisia.
Time on Lexapro when people have Akathisia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Akathisia when taking Lexapro * :
Severity of Akathisia when taking Lexapro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Akathisia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (48 people, 37.50%)
- Anxiety (15 people, 11.72%)
- Bipolar disorder (13 people, 10.16%)
- Pain (11 people, 8.59%)
- Schizoaffective disorder (8 people, 6.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Abilify (30 people, 23.44%)
- Seroquel (22 people, 17.19%)
- Xanax (21 people, 16.41%)
- Ambien (19 people, 14.84%)
- Klonopin (18 people, 14.06%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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