Lexapro and Basal ganglia haemorrhage - from FDA reports


Basal ganglia haemorrhage is reported only by a few people who take Lexapro. We study 50,672 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA. Among them, 5 have Basal ganglia haemorrhage. Find out below who they are, when they have Basal ganglia haemorrhage and more.

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On May, 17, 2017

50,672 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 5 people (0.01%) have Basal Ganglia Haemorrhage

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Basal ganglia haemorrhage?

Gender of people who have Basal Ganglia Haemorrhage when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 80 %
  • male: 20 %

Age of people who have Basal Ganglia Haemorrhage when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 40 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 60 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Wheezing (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (1 person, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Percocet (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Nuvaring (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Aspirin (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Albuterol (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Advil Liqui-Gels (2 people, 40.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (3 people, 60.00%)
  • Respiratory Distress (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Hypomagnesaemia (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Cardiogenic Shock (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Back Pain (2 people, 40.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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