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Review: could Lexapro cause Crohn's disease?

Summary: Crohn's disease could be caused by Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old, also take Humira, and have Crohn's disease.

We study 35,504 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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On Apr, 11, 2014: 35,315 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 158 people (0.45%) have Crohn's Disease. They amount to 0.10% of all the 156,504 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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