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 Xanax, and have Depression . We study 50,384 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,659 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 54,014 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,481 Diarrhea patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

50,384 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 2,659 people (5.28%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Diarrhea?

Time on Lexapro when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 38.1 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.82 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.94 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.23 %
  • 10+ years: 5.82 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 75.46 %
  • male: 24.54 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.36 %
  • 10-19: 2.41 %
  • 20-29: 5.51 %
  • 30-39: 8.83 %
  • 40-49: 18.67 %
  • 50-59: 26.0 %
  • 60+: 38.11 %

Severity of Diarrhea **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 42.5 %
  • severe: 37.5 %
  • most severe: 7.5 %

How people recovered from Diarrhea **:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (339 people, 12.75%)
  • Ambien (322 people, 12.11%)
  • Aspirin (321 people, 12.07%)
  • Zometa (298 people, 11.21%)
  • Nexium (281 people, 10.57%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Lexapro, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Sclerosis (146 people, 5.49%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (1,039 people, 39.07%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (796 people, 29.94%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (621 people, 23.35%)
  • Fatigue (602 people, 22.64%)
  • Pain (556 people, 20.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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