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 36,188 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,974 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 Lexapro 39,072 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with fever, rashes, drug ineffective, weakness, intestinal obstruction (latest reports from 135,185 Diarrhea patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

36,188 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 1,974 people (5.45%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Diarrhea?

Time on Lexapro when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 38.64 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.68 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.52 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.98 %
  • 10+ years: 5.68 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 75.12 %
  • male: 24.88 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 0.35 %
  • 10-19: 2.65 %
  • 20-29: 5.96 %
  • 30-39: 8.73 %
  • 40-49: 20.4 %
  • 50-59: 25.12 %
  • 60+: 36.73 %

Severity if Diarrhea when taking Lexapro **:

  • least: 12.82 %
  • moderate: 41.03 %
  • severe: 38.46 %
  • most severe: 7.69 %

How people recovered from Diarrhea **:

  • while on drug: 6.25 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 93.75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (400 people)
  • Anxiety (161 people)
  • Hypertension (129 people)
  • Pain (127 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (84 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (288 people)
  • Ambien (270 people)
  • Xanax (267 people)
  • Zometa (255 people)
  • Protonix (218 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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