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Review: could Lexapro cause Diarrhea?

We study 35,604 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,915 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,286 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,099,733 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Jul, 17, 2014: 35,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,915 people (5.38%) have Diarrhea. They amount to 0.17% of all the 1,097,164 people who have Diarrhea on eHealthMe.

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
Diarrhea40.11%33.16%5.88%5.35%7.49%3.74%4.28%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.06%0.45%3.15%5.96%8.38%20.30%24.69%37.01%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea12.12%45.45%36.36%6.06%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea10.00%0.00%90.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (485 people, 25.33%)
  2. Anxiety (210 people, 10.97%)
  3. Hypertension (155 people, 8.09%)
  4. Pain (141 people, 7.36%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (85 people, 4.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (378 people, 19.74%)
  2. Ambien (288 people, 15.04%)
  3. Xanax (283 people, 14.78%)
  4. Zometa (256 people, 13.37%)
  5. Nexium (237 people, 12.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Had pneumonia. Was given 6 sample pills of antibiotics (heavy duty) but don't know name. Recovered from pneumonia I thought but a week to two week later went on a trip and had severe diarrhea, bloating, throwing up, now constipated and then spotted (having period with cramps but had an ablation so not bleeding. I look 6 months pregnant. Now constipated severely bloated, fullness, severely fatigued, yuk! I'm back home and after 7 days of this, I still feel no better.

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