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Review: could Lexapro cause Crohn's disease?

We study 35,628 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.

Get connected: join a mobile support group for people who take Lexapro and have Crohn's disease >>>

Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,331 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) (latest reports from 164,975 patients) has been reported by people with acne, pain, inflammatory bowel disease, depression, high blood pressure.

On Aug, 19, 2014: 35,607 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 158 people (0.44%) have Crohn's Disease. They amount to 0.10% of all the 158,186 people who have Crohn's Disease on eHealthMe.

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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Crohn's Disease is also known as: Crohns, Crohns Disease, Granulomatous ileocolitis, Ileitis, Inflammatory bowel disease - Crohn's disease, Regional enteritis.

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