Review: could Lexapro cause Fatigue?
Summary: Fatigue is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression. We study 35,806 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,853 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.
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Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,520 Lexapro users)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 201,009 Fatigue patients)
On May, 14, 2015: 35,806 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 2,856 people (7.98%) have Fatigue.
Time on Lexapro when people have Fatigue * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Lexapro * :
Severity of Fatigue when taking Lexapro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Fatigue ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (989 people, 34.63%)
- Anxiety (352 people, 12.32%)
- Pain (219 people, 7.67%)
- Multiple sclerosis (182 people, 6.37%)
- Hypertension (171 people, 5.99%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (538 people, 18.84%)
- Ambien (461 people, 16.14%)
- Xanax (391 people, 13.69%)
- Zometa (348 people, 12.18%)
- Nexium (338 people, 11.83%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (5 months ago):
All of them dtarted after i stoped lexapro while thyroid disorder was diagnosed.iwas 2 month off and then restarded on lexapro 10 mg.after 7 weeks i have had muscle pain and my legs was very week.then my doc increased my dosage at 20 mg and felt veru hard pâine on my back and chest,paresthesias,joints pain and increased fatigue.then he put me on klonopin 0,5mg but the same situation.
From this study (8 months ago):
symptoms started slowly about a year ago and have progressively gotten worse everyday. doctor has stated this could be the problem and suggests I ween off Lexapro. my electrolytes are consistently off and constant anemia despite taking iron 3 times a day. my hormone for ADH is very elevated. suggesting SAIDH syndrome caused from Lexapro.is this all from Lexapro or something else? and how should I proceed ?
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Lisa on Sep, 4, 2014:
Female 55 I have bechets. Diagnosed at 39. I take every medication on that list except I dropped methotrexate. I worse since I dropped it. And I have every symptom including ganglion cyst which needs to be surgically removed to the throat lesion. I can barely function. The only 5hing I dont have is the allergic cough. I did have mrsa phenomia once. Oh most recently plursey. I have been ivig dependent for 13 years.
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