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Review: could Lexapro cause Chills?

We study 35,596 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 (latest outcomes from 39,286 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Chills

Chills (felling of cold) (latest reports from 251,624 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.

On Jul, 15, 2014: 35,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 439 people (1.23%) have Chills. They amount to 0.17% of all the 251,585 people who have Chills on eHealthMe.

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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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Only have these these chills approximately 30 to 45 min after I take these meds in the AM

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  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • Began taking Lexapro and after 4 days of taking it began to develop hives. Not sure what was causing these hives, I continued taking the Lexapro 10mgs for a total of 3 weeks. After ruling out other possibilities of what the cause was, I determined it was the Lexapro... The Hives spread over many parts of my body, starting on my hands and under arms, moving to all other areas. The rash would appear most at night and would lessen by morning. The hives on my lower extremities disappeared only to be replaced with dark and painful bruises. It has now been over a week and the symptoms are not lessening in anyway...

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I'm cured of hep c after two rounds of peg/ RIBA and a BMS mystery drug. Still clammy, fever, chills, and fatigue 8 mos. after I quit the meds.

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