Lexapro and Binge eating - from FDA reports


Summary

Binge eating is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Abilify, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 47,584 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA. Among them, 7 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 54,144 users)

Binge Eating

Binge eating (pattern of disordered eating which consists of episodes of uncontrollable eating) has been reported by people with insomnia, restless leg syndrome, depression, parkinson's disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (latest reports from 788 Binge eating patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

47,584 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 7 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: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 83.33 %
  • male: 16.67 %

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

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Narcolepsy (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Depression (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (1 person, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Abilify (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Zyprexa (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Xyrem (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Wellbutrin (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Losartan Potassium And Hydrochlorothiazide (1 person, 14.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Increased (4 people, 57.14%)
  • Appetite - Increased (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Self Esteem Decreased (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Blood Glucose Increased (1 person, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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