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 35,789 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 39,506 Lexapro users)
Drug abuse has been reported by people with pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety, migraine. (latest reports from 19,964 Drug abuse patients)
On Apr, 25, 2015: 35,789 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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- A study of drug interactions between Escitalopram, Wellbutrin Xl for a 38-year old woman with Chronic Depression. The patient has Rosacea, Psoriasis
- A study of drug interactions between Trazodone Hydrochloride, Wellbutrin, Lexapro for a 29-year old woman with Insomnia Related To Another Mental Condition, Depression.
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Recent Lexapro related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Adderall, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Wellbutrin, Lexapro for a 29-year old woman who has Depression
- Comparions of Brintellix, Remeron, Wellbutrin Xl, Lexapro, Paxil for a 40-year old man who has Depression
- Comparions of ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE, MELOXICAM, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, DIVALPROEX, METHOCARBAMOL for a 33-year old man who has PTSD
- Comparions of Lexapro, Cymbalta for a 66-year old woman who has Depression
- Comparions of Fetzima, Lexapro for a 47-year old woman who has Major Depression
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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