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 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Depression . We study 36,188 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 441 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 Lexapro 39,076 users)

Chills

Chills (felling of cold) has been reported by people with fever, confusional state, weakness, ards (acute respiratory distress syndrome), pneumonia (latest reports from 44,747 Chills patients).

On Jul, 21, 2016

36,188 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 441 people (1.22%) have Chills


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Chills?

Time on Lexapro when people have Chills *:

  • < 1 month: 42.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.5 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Chills when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 71.26 %
  • male: 28.74 %

Age of people who have Chills when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.61 %
  • 20-29: 4.29 %
  • 30-39: 14.75 %
  • 40-49: 22.25 %
  • 50-59: 35.66 %
  • 60+: 21.45 %

Severity if Chills when taking Lexapro **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 60 %
  • severe: 40 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Chills **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (66 people)
  • Pain (37 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (28 people)
  • Anxiety (24 people)
  • Hepatitis C (23 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (86 people)
  • Paxil (79 people)
  • Prilosec (72 people)
  • Zometa (69 people)
  • Protonix (62 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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