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Review: could Lexapro cause Dizziness?

Summary: Dizziness could be caused by Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 35,504 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,304 have Dizziness. Find out below who they are, when they have Dizziness and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,182 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Dizziness

Dizziness (latest reports from 1,288,704 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 35,315 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 2,310 people (6.54%) have Dizziness. They amount to 0.18% of all the 1,286,422 people who have Dizziness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dizziness in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Dizziness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dizziness43.33%26.67%9.29%8.81%9.52%2.14%0.24%

Age of people who have Dizziness when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dizziness0.00%0.04%3.94%9.44%12.95%20.57%23.99%29.06%

Severity of Dizziness when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dizziness14.29%52.38%28.57%4.76%

How people recovered from Dizziness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dizziness0.00%16.67%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (785 people, 33.98%)
  2. Anxiety (305 people, 13.20%)
  3. Hypertension (135 people, 5.84%)
  4. Sleep disorder (111 people, 4.81%)
  5. Pain (110 people, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (402 people, 17.40%)
  2. Ambien (342 people, 14.81%)
  3. Xanax (294 people, 12.73%)
  4. Nexium (282 people, 12.21%)
  5. Neurontin (270 people, 11.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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