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Review: could Lexapro cause Dizziness?

Summary: Dizziness 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 35,756 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,317 have Dizziness. Find out below who they are, when they have Dizziness and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,466 Lexapro users)

Dizziness

Dizziness has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 162,178 Dizziness patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 35,756 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 2,322 people (6.49%) have Dizziness.

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
Dizziness42.92%26.68%9.05%8.82%9.74%2.09%0.70%

Age of people who have Dizziness when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dizziness0.00%0.04%3.92%9.56%13.01%20.59%23.91%28.95%

Severity of Dizziness when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dizziness13.33%52.00%30.67%4.00%

How people recovered from Dizziness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dizziness3.57%10.71%85.71%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (788 people, 33.94%)
  2. Anxiety (308 people, 13.26%)
  3. Hypertension (135 people, 5.81%)
  4. Sleep disorder (112 people, 4.82%)
  5. Pain (111 people, 4.78%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (402 people, 17.31%)
  2. Ambien (342 people, 14.73%)
  3. Xanax (295 people, 12.70%)
  4. Nexium (282 people, 12.14%)
  5. Neurontin (270 people, 11.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I am on nexplanon as well as lexapro. why do i start my period everytime i start taking it.
    I was put on Lexpro(escitalopram) about 6 months ago and I was scared to take the medicine I would take it about 2 days and I would start my period so I stopped. I began taking it again cause I feel like I need to stick it out and see what happens and I was not a 100% sure it was the Lexapro starting my periods cause I am on nexplanon as well. so my periods are almost not existent.I have been taking lexpro for about 4 days now and I started to bleed again. Is this something I need to be alarmed about? Do they have some type of horrible unknown reaction. I just want to hear some good news cause I want to stick with the Lexapro to see if it helps me at all. Thanks for your time.
  • I too have hashimoto's and hydrocephalus
    I have been HYPOTHYROID since at least 18 years old, now 43, and last 2 years found out that I did test positive for Hashimotos and was told I have no thyroid left. When I was 26, I had visual disturbance and went to the ER. Was told by the neurologist that I had mild hydroencephaly, and may require a shunt. Due to lack of insurance, went years with no treatment or follow up. Now have numerous problems with Hashimotos/Hypothyroid and investigating the correlation between the Hydroencephaly and Hashimotos. Is this the only study of the two relations?
  • I injected suboxone and now i feel weird this is not the first time i done it but the first time my arm is numb all over dizziness purple pinkish splotches all over my arm wat is wrong
    I shot an eighth of suboxone today and now my arm is purplish and red blotches there was no pain during or after injection only numbness dizziness and I can't get my nail nd to go to white it stays red this has never happened before.
  • Can xeralto and an antihistimine cause dizziness, shortness of breath, tiredness, etc.
    I also take a blood thinner, xeralto, for a-fib. I have been using a mouthwash of an antihistimine antacid mix for a day and a half.
  • Nose bleeds after meningioma surgery(post 11 months)
    I have been experiencing bloody nose, 3 in the last week. 2014 I had a meningioma removed, never experienced any bloody noses until now, I know it is dry because of winter, but there us no warning, it lasts for 20 min then it is gone no dizziness, I do have vertigo- slight case

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Increased ring in left ear (deaf ear)

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Ive been dizzy and lightheaded for 2 days . It moves from the back of my head to the front. I feel alot of pressure. I take a .5 mg of lexapro at noon daily. I split .25 xanax in half and take half in the morning and half at night before bed to help me sleep.
    the symptoms get worse whenIm at work, Im on my feet 10 hrs a day .

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • symptoms started slowly about a year ago and have progressively gotten worse everyday. doctor has stated this could be the problem and suggests I ween off Lexapro. my electrolytes are consistently off and constant anemia despite taking iron 3 times a day. my hormone for ADH is very elevated. suggesting SAIDH syndrome caused from Lexapro.is this all from Lexapro or something else? and how should I proceed ?

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