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Review: could Lexapro cause Dry eye (Dry eyes)?

Summary: Dry eye is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression.

We study 35,729 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 129 have Dry eye. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry eye and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,446 Lexapro users)

Dry eye

Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, acne, depression. (latest reports from 12,446 Dry eye patients)

On Jan, 12, 2015: 35,729 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 129 people (0.36%) have Dry Eye.

Trend of Dry eye in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Dry eye * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dry eye38.46%30.77%7.69%0.00%15.38%0.00%7.69%

Age of people who have Dry eye when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dry eye0.00%0.00%1.74%2.61%12.17%20.87%32.17%30.43%

Severity of Dry eye when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dry eye0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Dry eye ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dry eye0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (53 people, 41.09%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (21 people, 16.28%)
  3. Arthritis (14 people, 10.85%)
  4. Angina pectoris (12 people, 9.30%)
  5. Arrhythmia (12 people, 9.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (37 people, 28.68%)
  2. Folic acid (29 people, 22.48%)
  3. Lyrica (28 people, 21.71%)
  4. Prilosec (28 people, 21.71%)
  5. Coumadin (25 people, 19.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have quit smoking about 4 wks ago. i'm having nightmares for the 5 days. my question is do the nightmares taper off or do they never stop?
    I've been on lexapro for 7 yrs. This is the only med that works for me I've tired lots of diff meds for my anxiety/depression and the all made me nuts or want to die. Even the generic gave me nightmare so I stopped that one. I literally have little to no stress in my life either. So lexapro is the best for me. Anyway I'm getting healthy working out and I quit smoking about 4 wks ago. The nightmares have been going on all wk. They are stressing me out blah. When are these crazy stressful dreams gonna stop? Or at least tapper off?
  • What can i take for a headache when i am on lexapro (1 answer)
    lexapro started only a week ago, feel tightness in jaw and headache, sleeplessness, not sure if lexapro is good for me if i cannot ever take an aspirin or tylenol for sleep.
  • Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin? (1 answer)
    I am the mom of a 22 year old who is trying to get through college and can't seem to find the right meds for depression. She is taking Lexapro and I am wondering if adding Wellbutrin will help.
  • Can my eye twitch be because of lexapro?
    So I have had symptoms of anxiety and depression due to a lot of stressors and disasters that happened in my life over the past two years. As my anxiety got worse after a breast biopsy, I started freaking out and thinking I may have MS because my sister has MS. So I went to my GP and she decided my symptoms do not follow the symptoms of MS or any similar problem and it should most likely be anxiety. She put me on Lexapro and Clonazepam. At first I was very hesitant to take medication but as my symptoms got worse I decided to give it a try. I was on Lexopro 5 mg for about two months and then I went to 10 mg, and I would take 1 or 2 Clonazepam a day. And this all started 5 months ago. And things seemed to be working just fine.Until about two months ago I started having this freaking annoying eye twitch on my upper left eyelid. I have had eye twitches before but they always go away after a couple of days or a week top. This one has been lasting for 2 months now and seems to be just getting worse. I went to the GP and my eye doctor and they still found no cause and said it's probably stress and anxiety. I have not been overly stressed and I get plenty of sleep, 10 hrs or more! and I stopped taking caffeine and alcohol after the twitch started. Any idea? Could it be because of medication? I also need to add I have had thumb twitching and severe spasms in my muscles around my right thumb starting in May (before taking any medication).
  • My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
    My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid dreams that carry over when she awakens, or if she wakes up and sees visions. I do not want to change her meds, if possible. This combination of Aricept, Namenda and Lexapro have allowed her to be sharper mentally than she has in a number of years. Except for the hallucinations, it's been nothing short of amazing. Please help. Thank you

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