Lexapro and Akathisia - from FDA reports
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 47,584 people who have side effects when taking Lexapro from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On Mar, 01, 2017
47,584 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 157 people (0.33%) have Akathisia
Number of reports submitted per year:
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: 54.3 %
- male: 45.7 %
Age of people who have Akathisia when taking Lexapro *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.88 %
- 10-19: 5.26 %
- 20-29: 9.65 %
- 30-39: 19.3 %
- 40-49: 31.58 %
- 50-59: 15.79 %
- 60+: 17.54 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (40 people, 25.48%)
- Stress And Anxiety (17 people, 10.83%)
- Bipolar Disorder (15 people, 9.55%)
- Pain (12 people, 7.64%)
- Schizoaffective Disorder (8 people, 5.10%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Abilify (40 people, 25.48%)
- Seroquel (23 people, 14.65%)
- Xanax (21 people, 13.38%)
- Metoclopramide (19 people, 12.10%)
- Ambien (19 people, 12.10%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Stress And Anxiety (50 people, 31.85%)
- Agitation (40 people, 25.48%)
- Tremor (35 people, 22.29%)
- Tardive Dyskinesia (31 people, 19.75%)
- Pain (24 people, 15.29%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Do you have Akathisia when taking Lexapro?
Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 54,189 users)
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