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 35,729 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 has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,446 Lexapro users)
Drug abuse has been reported by people with pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety, drug dependence. (latest reports from 19,954 Drug abuse patients)
On Jan, 16, 2015: 35,729 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 160 people (0.45%) have Drug Abuse.
Time on Lexapro when people have Drug abuse * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Drug abuse||42.86%||33.33%||4.76%||14.29%||4.76%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Drug abuse when taking Lexapro * :
|Drug abuse||0.00%||0.67%||7.38%||15.44%||18.79%||38.26%||5.37%||14.09% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (52 people, 32.50%)
- Depression (52 people, 32.50%)
- Anxiety (42 people, 26.25%)
- Bipolar disorder (21 people, 13.12%)
- Sleep disorder (21 people, 13.12%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (68 people, 42.50%)
- Seroquel (51 people, 31.87%)
- Klonopin (46 people, 28.75%)
- Xanax (43 people, 26.88%)
- Oxycontin (38 people, 23.75%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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