Review: could Lexapro cause Crohn's Disease?


Crohn's disease is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Humira, and have Crohn's disease . We study 41,077 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 216 have Crohn's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Crohn's disease and more.

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Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 44,435 users)

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) has been reported by people with fever, rashes, drug ineffective, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 104,846 Crohn's disease patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

41,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 216 people (0.53%) 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: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 74.18 %
  • male: 25.82 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.57 %
  • 10-19: 20.57 %
  • 20-29: 14.29 %
  • 30-39: 16.0 %
  • 40-49: 18.29 %
  • 50-59: 19.43 %
  • 60+: 10.86 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (122 people)
  • Depression (58 people)
  • Anxiety (38 people)
  • Acne (29 people)
  • Insomnia (24 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (71 people)
  • Accutane (39 people)
  • Prednisone (36 people)
  • Remicade (32 people)
  • Klonopin (25 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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