Lexapro and Akathisia - from FDA reports


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. This review analyzes which people have Akathisia with Lexapro. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 50,672 people who have side effects when taking Lexapro from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 08, 2017

50,672 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 164 people (0.32%) have Akathisia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Akathisia?

Time on Lexapro when people have Akathisia *:

  • < 1 month: 41.94 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.58 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.9 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.68 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Akathisia when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 53.8 %
  • male: 46.2 %

Age of people who have Akathisia when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.84 %
  • 10-19: 5.04 %
  • 20-29: 10.08 %
  • 30-39: 19.33 %
  • 40-49: 31.09 %
  • 50-59: 16.81 %
  • 60+: 16.81 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (41 people, 25.00%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (18 people, 10.98%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (15 people, 9.15%)
  • Pain (13 people, 7.93%)
  • Major Depression (11 people, 6.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Abilify (41 people, 25.00%)
  • Seroquel (24 people, 14.63%)
  • Xanax (23 people, 14.02%)
  • Klonopin (20 people, 12.20%)
  • Ambien (20 people, 12.20%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (52 people, 31.71%)
  • Agitation (42 people, 25.61%)
  • Tremor (36 people, 21.95%)
  • Tardive Dyskinesia (32 people, 19.51%)
  • Pain (26 people, 15.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 57,366 users)

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