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Review: could Lexapro cause Crohn's disease?





Summary: Crohn's disease is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old, also take medication Humira, and have Crohn's disease.

We study 35,705 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 158 have Crohn's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Crohn's disease and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 39,406 users)

Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) has been reported by people with acne, pain, inflammatory bowel disease, depression, high blood pressure.(latest reports from Crohn's disease 74,817 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 35,681 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 158 people (0.44%) have Crohn's Disease.

Trend of Crohn's disease in Lexapro reports

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

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Crohn's disease0.00%0.00%26.06%15.49%15.49%16.20%19.72%7.04%

Severity of Crohn's disease when taking Lexapro ** :

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How people recovered from Crohn's disease ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (79 people, 50.00%)
  2. Depression (49 people, 31.01%)
  3. Acne (30 people, 18.99%)
  4. Anxiety (27 people, 17.09%)
  5. Pain (14 people, 8.86%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Humira (47 people, 29.75%)
  2. Accutane (39 people, 24.68%)
  3. Klonopin (33 people, 20.89%)
  4. Remicade (23 people, 14.56%)
  5. Prednisone (22 people, 13.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin?
    (Asked by a 22 year old woman who has Depression, and takes Wellbutrin, Lexapro)
    I am the mom of a 22 year old who is trying to get through college and can't seem to find the right meds for depression. She is taking Lexapro and I am wondering if adding Wellbutrin will help.
  • Can my eye twitch be because of lexapro?
    (Asked by a 27 year old woman who has Eyelid Twitch, Muscle Twitching, Twitch - Eyelid, and takes Clonazepam, Lexapro)
    So I have had symptoms of anxiety and depression due to a lot of stressors and disasters that happened in my life over the past two years. As my anxiety got worse after a breast biopsy, I started freaking out and thinking I may have MS because my sister has MS. So I went to my GP and she decided my symptoms do not follow the symptoms of MS or any similar problem and it should most likely be anxiety. She put me on Lexapro and Clonazepam. At first I was very hesitant to take medication but as my symptoms got worse I decided to give it a try. I was on Lexopro 5 mg for about two months and then I went to 10 mg, and I would take 1 or 2 Clonazepam a day. And this all started 5 months ago. And things seemed to be working just fine.Until about two months ago I started having this freaking annoying eye twitch on my upper left eyelid. I have had eye twitches before but they always go away after a couple of days or a week top. This one has been lasting for 2 months now and seems to be just getting worse. I went to the GP and my eye doctor and they still found no cause and said it's probably stress and anxiety. I have not been overly stressed and I get plenty of sleep, 10 hrs or more! and I stopped taking caffeine and alcohol after the twitch started. Any idea? Could it be because of medication? I also need to add I have had thumb twitching and severe spasms in my muscles around my right thumb starting in May (before taking any medication).
  • Has anyone been diagnosed with hpv while taking cimzia
    (Asked by a 50 year old woman who has Hpv, Crohn's Disease, and takes Cimzia)
    i have been taking cimzia for about 1yr all of a sudden 1 day i have a crazy burning throat and blisters in my mouth only to find i have hpv have not been sexully active for 5 yrs....my dr insist i keep getting my injections but my other physcians say no....o confused and irritated
  • My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
    (Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, High Blood Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Dementia (controlled), and takes Multivitamin, Lipitor, Claritin, Allopurinol, Diltiazem Hydrochloride, Namenda Xr, Aricept, Dicyclomine Hydrochloride, Bystolic, Lexapro)
    My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid dreams that carry over when she awakens, or if she wakes up and sees visions. I do not want to change her meds, if possible. This combination of Aricept, Namenda and Lexapro have allowed her to be sharper mentally than she has in a number of years. Except for the hallucinations, it's been nothing short of amazing. Please help. Thank you
  • Has anybody who is on cipralex or lexapro been diagnosed with pancreatic cyst❓
    (Asked by a 44 year old woman who has Pancreatic Cyst, and takes Lexapro)
    I was on cipralex for a year. Last week a large pancreatic cyst 7 cm was found incidentally. In the past I have been hospitalized because of kidney reaction to tetracycline antibiotic

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    After 1 week of Allopurinol, I had to discontinue the drug due to debilitating nausea, which was worst in the morning.

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