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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 35,729 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,927 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,446 Lexapro users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,244 Diarrhea patients)

On Jan, 24, 2015: 35,729 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,919 people (5.37%) 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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  • I have quit smoking about 4 wks ago. i'm having nightmares for the 5 days. my question is do the nightmares taper off or do they never stop?
    I've been on lexapro for 7 yrs. This is the only med that works for me I've tired lots of diff meds for my anxiety/depression and the all made me nuts or want to die. Even the generic gave me nightmare so I stopped that one. I literally have little to no stress in my life either. So lexapro is the best for me. Anyway I'm getting healthy working out and I quit smoking about 4 wks ago. The nightmares have been going on all wk. They are stressing me out blah. When are these crazy stressful dreams gonna stop? Or at least tapper off?
  • What can i take for a headache when i am on lexapro (1 answer)
    lexapro started only a week ago, feel tightness in jaw and headache, sleeplessness, not sure if lexapro is good for me if i cannot ever take an aspirin or tylenol for sleep.
  • If i am allergic to sulfa drugs may i take lomotil?
    Imodium no longer has much affect on my diarrhea. Looking for something more.
  • Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin? (1 answer)
    I am the mom of a 22 year old who is trying to get through college and can't seem to find the right meds for depression. She is taking Lexapro and I am wondering if adding Wellbutrin will help.
  • Can my eye twitch be because of lexapro?
    So I have had symptoms of anxiety and depression due to a lot of stressors and disasters that happened in my life over the past two years. As my anxiety got worse after a breast biopsy, I started freaking out and thinking I may have MS because my sister has MS. So I went to my GP and she decided my symptoms do not follow the symptoms of MS or any similar problem and it should most likely be anxiety. She put me on Lexapro and Clonazepam. At first I was very hesitant to take medication but as my symptoms got worse I decided to give it a try. I was on Lexopro 5 mg for about two months and then I went to 10 mg, and I would take 1 or 2 Clonazepam a day. And this all started 5 months ago. And things seemed to be working just fine.Until about two months ago I started having this freaking annoying eye twitch on my upper left eyelid. I have had eye twitches before but they always go away after a couple of days or a week top. This one has been lasting for 2 months now and seems to be just getting worse. I went to the GP and my eye doctor and they still found no cause and said it's probably stress and anxiety. I have not been overly stressed and I get plenty of sleep, 10 hrs or more! and I stopped taking caffeine and alcohol after the twitch started. Any idea? Could it be because of medication? I also need to add I have had thumb twitching and severe spasms in my muscles around my right thumb starting in May (before taking any medication).

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