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Review: could Lexapro cause Eating - binge?

We study 35,596 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Eating - binge. Find out below who they are, when they have Eating - binge and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,286 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Eating - binge

Eating - binge (frequently consume unusually large amounts of food) (latest reports from 2,203 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, restless leg syndrome, depression, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety.

On Jul, 23, 2014: 35,596 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 5 people (0.01%) have Eating - Binge. They amount to 0.23% of all the 2,203 people who have Eating - Binge on eHealthMe.

Trend of Eating - binge in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Eating - binge * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Eating - binge0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%

Age of people who have Eating - binge when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Eating - binge0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%83.33%16.67%0.00%

Severity of Eating - binge when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Eating - binge0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Eating - binge ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Eating - binge0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar i disorder (3 people, 60.00%)
  2. Depression (2 people, 40.00%)
  3. Pain (1 people, 20.00%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (1 people, 20.00%)
  5. Insomnia (1 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clonazepam (2 people, 40.00%)
  2. Abilify (2 people, 40.00%)
  3. Klonopin (2 people, 40.00%)
  4. Cymbalta (1 people, 20.00%)
  5. Neurontin (1 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Rosa on May, 28, 2012:

    I found that my side effects worsedned after raising my dose. I am not able to sleep at all. approximately 3-5 hours a nite, sometimes not at all. And when i can't sleep, I binge eat in the middle of the night. I have NEVER done this. I also take 1 mg of klonopin, and 150mg of lamictal. I will be weaning myself off of the lexapro. I had a horrible experience with celexa and cymbalta "withdrawal". I'm hoping lexapro isn't as bad. Wish me luck!!

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