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Review: could Lexapro cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 35,681 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,919 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,391 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Trend of lexapro reports

Diarrhea

Diarrhea (latest reports from 137,983 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.

Trend of Diarrhea reports

On Nov, 25, 2014: 35,681 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,919 people (5.38%) have Diarrhea.

Trend of Diarrhea in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea39.79%32.46%6.81%5.24%7.85%3.66%4.19%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.06%0.45%3.14%6.12%8.36%20.26%24.69%36.92%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea13.51%43.24%37.84%5.41%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea7.14%0.00%92.86%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (486 people, 25.33%)
  2. Anxiety (210 people, 10.94%)
  3. Hypertension (155 people, 8.08%)
  4. Pain (142 people, 7.40%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (85 people, 4.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (378 people, 19.70%)
  2. Ambien (289 people, 15.06%)
  3. Xanax (283 people, 14.75%)
  4. Zometa (256 people, 13.34%)
  5. Nexium (237 people, 12.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 70 year old man who has Depression, and takes Lisinopril, Atorvastatin Calcium, Prednisolone, Azathioprine)
    Could anyone help, my doctor has given me citalopram for depression but I have myasthenia gravis is this ok I have read it might not be safe?

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