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Review: could Lexapro cause Dizziness?

We study 35,628 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,307 have Dizziness. Find out below who they are, when they have Dizziness and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,315 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Dizziness

Dizziness (latest reports from 1,294,259 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 35,607 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 2,313 people (6.50%) have Dizziness. They amount to 0.18% of all the 1,293,671 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
Dizziness43.13%26.78%9.24%8.77%9.72%2.13%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%9.47%12.98%20.59%23.96%29.02%

Severity of Dizziness when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dizziness13.64%50.00%31.82%4.55%

How people recovered from Dizziness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dizziness5.00%15.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (786 people, 33.98%)
  2. Anxiety (306 people, 13.23%)
  3. Hypertension (135 people, 5.84%)
  4. Sleep disorder (112 people, 4.84%)
  5. Pain (110 people, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (402 people, 17.38%)
  2. Ambien (342 people, 14.79%)
  3. Xanax (294 people, 12.71%)
  4. Nexium (282 people, 12.19%)
  5. Neurontin (270 people, 11.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • My dr increased my wellbutrin to 450 mg in January and I have been fine.
    Yesterday morning, I took Wellbutrin 450 mg, 10 mg of Lexapro and 2 aleve for back pain. I had taken these medications numerous times sometimes sporadically due to scheduling, but try to be consistent either in am or at night. This time I'm pretty sure I took the night before only wellbutrin and lexapro (around 10pm), Next morning took wellbutrin, lexapro and aleve at 8am
    I began feeling somewhat disoriented around 11am and forgeting things,became somewhat spacy, couldn't concentrate, couldn't formulate thoughts at times or words.. would forget mid sentence what I was even talking about. This continued mostly throughout the day, but got worse as the day went on. By 2pm my vision was blurring, dizziness worse and paranoia was terrible. by 3pm I was having my first full on panic attack- I would go in and out of it. Being scared to death or just couldn't calm down..I managed to drive home with the help of my brother talking me through and having me pull over for a few minutes. By 5pm it seemed to wear off.. Next day I still feel a little anxious mostly that it will happen again.. I have a bad headach as well today.

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  • From this study (12 months ago):

  • Began experiencing vertigo when waking from sleep 3 days ago.

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