Lexapro and Drug abuse - from FDA reports


Summary

Drug abuse is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression. This review analyzes which people have Drug abuse with Lexapro. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 50,672 people who have side effects when taking Lexapro from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 17, 2017

50,672 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 146 people (0.29%) have Drug Abuse


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Drug abuse?

Time on Lexapro when people have Drug Abuse *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Drug Abuse when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 61.43 %
  • male: 38.57 %

Age of people who have Drug Abuse when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.36 %
  • 20-29: 19.64 %
  • 30-39: 18.75 %
  • 40-49: 25.89 %
  • 50-59: 11.61 %
  • 60+: 18.75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (69 people, 47.26%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (43 people, 29.45%)
  • Pain (40 people, 27.40%)
  • Sleep Disorder (22 people, 15.07%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (20 people, 13.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (53 people, 36.30%)
  • Ambien (46 people, 31.51%)
  • Klonopin (40 people, 27.40%)
  • Neurontin (31 people, 21.23%)
  • Prozac (30 people, 20.55%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Abuse And Dependence (146 people, 100.00%)
  • Chest Pain (48 people, 32.88%)
  • Fatigue (47 people, 32.19%)
  • Back Pain (43 people, 29.45%)
  • Pain (42 people, 28.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Lexapro

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