Review: could Lexapro cause Binge Eating?


Summary

Binge eating is reported only by a few people who take Lexapro. We study 39,896 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Binge eating. Find out below who they are, when they have Binge eating and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 43,172 users)

Binge Eating

Binge eating (pattern of disordered eating which consists of episodes of uncontrollable eating) has been reported by people with fever, abdominal pain, drowsiness, insomnia, chest pain (latest reports from 487 Binge eating patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

39,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 5 people (0.01%) have Binge Eating


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Binge eating?

Time on Lexapro when people have Binge Eating *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 66.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Binge Eating when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

Age of people who have Binge Eating when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 80 %
  • 50-59: 20 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Binge Eating when taking Lexapro **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Binge Eating **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar I Disorder (4 people)
  • Add (3 people)
  • Depression (2 people)
  • Thyroid Disorder (1 person)
  • Pain Management (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonazepam (4 people)
  • Seroquel Xr (3 people)
  • Lamictal (3 people)
  • Adderall 30 (3 people)
  • Valium (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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