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Review: could Lexapro cause Fatigue?

We study 35,665 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,849 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,339 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,544,670 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 35,665 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 2,849 people (7.99%) have Fatigue.

Trend of Fatigue in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Fatigue * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fatigue31.72%29.52%7.27%10.35%16.08%3.08%1.98%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.00%0.17%3.76%6.08%11.13%21.56%24.69%32.61%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue4.72%49.61%39.37%6.30%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue0.00%8.00%92.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (987 people, 34.64%)
  2. Anxiety (351 people, 12.32%)
  3. Pain (219 people, 7.69%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (182 people, 6.39%)
  5. Hypertension (171 people, 6.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (538 people, 18.88%)
  2. Ambien (461 people, 16.18%)
  3. Xanax (390 people, 13.69%)
  4. Zometa (348 people, 12.21%)
  5. Nexium (336 people, 11.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks 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 ?

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • All lesions necrosis
    Painful granulomas
    I live in chronic pain and fatigue

    Reply

    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.

    Reply

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