Lexapro and Crohn's disease - from FDA reports


Summary

Crohn's disease is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Humira, and have Depression. This review analyzes which people have Crohn's disease with Lexapro. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 50,672 people who have side effects when taking Lexapro from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 26, 2017

50,672 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 275 people (0.54%) have Crohn's Disease


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Crohn's disease?

Time on Lexapro when people have Crohn's Disease *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 40 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 40 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Crohn's Disease when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 71.69 %
  • male: 28.31 %

Age of people who have Crohn's Disease when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.45 %
  • 2-9: 0.45 %
  • 10-19: 18.39 %
  • 20-29: 14.35 %
  • 30-39: 17.04 %
  • 40-49: 18.83 %
  • 50-59: 19.28 %
  • 60+: 11.21 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (79 people, 28.73%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (50 people, 18.18%)
  • Acne (30 people, 10.91%)
  • Pain (27 people, 9.82%)
  • Insomnia (26 people, 9.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (112 people, 40.73%)
  • Remicade (40 people, 14.55%)
  • Accutane (40 people, 14.55%)
  • Prednisone (37 people, 13.45%)
  • Wellbutrin (28 people, 10.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhea (54 people, 19.64%)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (49 people, 17.82%)
  • Depression (46 people, 16.73%)
  • Joint Pain (39 people, 14.18%)
  • Drug Ineffective (37 people, 13.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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