Lexapro and Crohn's disease - from FDA reports
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 Acne. This review analyzes which people have Crohn's disease with Lexapro. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 51,806 people who have side effects when taking Lexapro from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 27, 2017
51,806 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 278 people (0.54%) have Crohn's disease
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Lexapro when people have Crohn's disease *:
- < 1 month: 0.0 %
- 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
- 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Crohn's disease when taking Lexapro *:
- female: 71.27 %
- male: 28.73 %
Age of people who have Crohn's disease when taking Lexapro *:
- 0-1: 0.45 %
- 2-9: 0.45 %
- 10-19: 18.3 %
- 20-29: 14.29 %
- 30-39: 16.96 %
- 40-49: 19.2 %
- 50-59: 19.2 %
- 60+: 11.16 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Acne (30 people, 10.79%)
- Pain (27 people, 9.71%)
- Insomnia (26 people, 9.35%)
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (24 people, 8.63%)
- High Blood Pressure (21 people, 7.55%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Humira (114 people, 41.01%)
- Remicade (41 people, 14.75%)
- Accutane (40 people, 14.39%)
- Prednisone (37 people, 13.31%)
- Wellbutrin (29 people, 10.43%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Diarrhea (56 people, 20.14%)
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (49 people, 17.63%)
- Joint Pain (39 people, 14.03%)
- Drug Ineffective (38 people, 13.67%)
- Abdominal Pain (38 people, 13.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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I just switched from Remicade to Humira, treating my Crohns disease. Developing HFM was a very unexpected side effect. It developed 24 hours orator my first dose. I'm really miserable, can't do my job (caring for newborns) and wondering about others experiences...how long does it last? has ...
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Hi, my name is Mary, I am 53 yr old white female originally from midwest. I was diagnosed with Crohns disease at 20 yeears old. Fibromyalgia came along at about 50 years of age and then RA right after that! Right now all I do is survive day to day. I can't quit my job b/c my job provides ...
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