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Review: could Lexapro cause Chills?

Summary: Chills is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ambien, and have Depression.

We study 35,756 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 439 have Chills. Find out below who they are, when they have Chills and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,466 Lexapro users)

Chills

Chills (felling of cold) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 45,597 Chills patients)

On Jan, 29, 2015: 35,729 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 439 people (1.23%) have Chills.

Trend of Chills in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Chills * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Chills35.56%51.11%2.22%4.44%6.67%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Chills when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Chills0.00%0.00%2.06%4.11%13.88%22.37%34.96%22.62%

Severity of Chills when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Chills0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Chills ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Chills0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (71 people, 16.17%)
  2. Pain (40 people, 9.11%)
  3. Anxiety (28 people, 6.38%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (28 people, 6.38%)
  5. Hypertension (26 people, 5.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (84 people, 19.13%)
  2. Paxil (79 people, 18.00%)
  3. Prilosec (71 people, 16.17%)
  4. Zometa (69 people, 15.72%)
  5. Aspirin (68 people, 15.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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