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 . We study 47,584 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA. Among them, 157 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 Lexapro 54,144 users)

Akathisia

Akathisia (a movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness) has been reported by people with depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, stress and anxiety, psychotic disorder (latest reports from 7,816 Akathisia patients).

On Jan, 26, 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:

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: 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%)
  • Insomnia (24 people, 15.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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