Review: could Lexapro cause Cough?


Summary

Cough is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression . We study 48,981 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,051 have Cough. Find out below who they are, when they have Cough and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 52,596 users)

Cough

Cough has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 128,368 Cough patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

48,981 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 1,051 people (2.15%) have Cough


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Cough?

Time on Lexapro when people have Cough *:

  • < 1 month: 15.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.5 %
  • 10+ years: 25.0 %

Gender of people who have Cough when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 77.44 %
  • male: 22.56 %

Age of people who have Cough when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.23 %
  • 10-19: 2.34 %
  • 20-29: 1.75 %
  • 30-39: 7.13 %
  • 40-49: 17.78 %
  • 50-59: 33.92 %
  • 60+: 36.84 %

Severity if Cough when taking Lexapro **:

  • least: 28.57 %
  • moderate: 42.86 %
  • severe: 28.57 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Cough **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (272 people, 25.88%)
  • Anxiety (108 people, 10.28%)
  • Hypertension (98 people, 9.32%)
  • Sleep Disorder (80 people, 7.61%)
  • Pain (76 people, 7.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (226 people, 21.50%)
  • Aspirin (168 people, 15.98%)
  • Nexium (161 people, 15.32%)
  • Ativan (157 people, 14.94%)
  • Xanax (149 people, 14.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (355 people, 33.78%)
  • Dyspnoea (352 people, 33.49%)
  • Pain (344 people, 32.73%)
  • Fatigue (324 people, 30.83%)
  • Anxiety (280 people, 26.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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