Related topic: Lexapro, Fatigue
Review: could Lexapro cause Fatigue?
Summary: Fatigue could be caused by Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Depression.
We study 35,510 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,839 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.
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Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,182 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,536,661 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 35,315 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 2,841 people (8.04%) have Fatigue. They amount to 0.19% of all the 1,534,815 people who have Fatigue on eHealthMe.
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 (983 people, 34.60%)
- Anxiety (350 people, 12.32%)
- Pain (218 people, 7.67%)
- Multiple sclerosis (182 people, 6.41%)
- Hypertension (171 people, 6.02%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (538 people, 18.94%)
- Ambien (461 people, 16.23%)
- Xanax (390 people, 13.73%)
- Zometa (348 people, 12.25%)
- Nexium (335 people, 11.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is often used for depression. Find out below the conditions Lexapro is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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