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Review: could Lexapro cause Drug abuse (Drug Abuse And Dependence)?





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 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Pain.

We study 35,705 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 122 have Drug abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug abuse and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 39,406 users)

Drug abuse

Drug abuse has been reported by people with pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety, drug dependence.(latest reports from Drug abuse 19,619 patients)

On Dec, 3, 2014: 35,681 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 160 people (0.45%) have Drug Abuse.

Trend of Drug abuse in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Drug abuse * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drug abuse42.86%33.33%4.76%14.29%4.76%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug abuse0.00%0.67%7.38%15.44%18.79%38.26%5.37%14.09%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (52 people, 32.50%)
  2. Depression (52 people, 32.50%)
  3. Anxiety (42 people, 26.25%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (21 people, 13.12%)
  5. Sleep disorder (21 people, 13.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (68 people, 42.50%)
  2. Seroquel (51 people, 31.87%)
  3. Klonopin (46 people, 28.75%)
  4. Xanax (43 people, 26.88%)
  5. Oxycontin (38 people, 23.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 44 year old woman who has Pancreatic Cyst, and takes Lexapro)
    I was on cipralex for a year. Last week a large pancreatic cyst 7 cm was found incidentally. In the past I have been hospitalized because of kidney reaction to tetracycline antibiotic

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