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Review: could Lexapro cause Fatigue?

Summary: Fatigue is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 35,789 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,852 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,506 Lexapro users)

Fatigue

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 Apr, 14, 2015: 35,789 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 2,855 people (7.98%) 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
Fatigue31.59%29.19%7.19%10.24%16.12%3.49%2.18%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.00%0.17%3.78%6.11%11.14%21.55%24.71%32.55%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue4.51%50.38%39.10%6.02%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue0.00%10.00%90.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (989 people, 34.64%)
  2. Anxiety (351 people, 12.29%)
  3. Pain (219 people, 7.67%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (182 people, 6.37%)
  5. Hypertension (171 people, 5.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (538 people, 18.84%)
  2. Ambien (461 people, 16.15%)
  3. Xanax (391 people, 13.70%)
  4. Zometa (348 people, 12.19%)
  5. Nexium (338 people, 11.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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