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Review: could Lexapro cause Anger?

Summary: Anger could be caused by Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Ambien, and have Depression.

We study 35,504 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 352 have Anger. Find out below who they are, when they have Anger and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,182 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Anger

Anger (latest reports from 97,026 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 35,315 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 352 people (1.00%) have Anger. They amount to 0.36% of all the 96,920 people who have Anger on eHealthMe.

Trend of Anger in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Anger * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anger28.57%20.54%8.93%13.39%27.68%0.89%0.00%

Age of people who have Anger when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anger0.54%2.97%10.27%12.43%17.57%21.89%17.84%16.49%

Severity of Anger when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anger0.00%45.45%36.36%18.18%

How people recovered from Anger ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anger0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (203 people, 57.67%)
  2. Anxiety (119 people, 33.81%)
  3. Smoking cessation therapy (42 people, 11.93%)
  4. Sleep disorder (33 people, 9.38%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (25 people, 7.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (98 people, 27.84%)
  2. Xanax (88 people, 25.00%)
  3. Seroquel (86 people, 24.43%)
  4. Klonopin (69 people, 19.60%)
  5. Neurontin (66 people, 18.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Positive; better,attentive,happy
    Negative: sleepiness, headaches, mood disorders

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