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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 35,504 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,838 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,182 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Lexapro include stress and anxiety, nausea aggravated, nausea, anxiety aggravated, depression aggravated.

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,536,254 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.

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
Fatigue32.29%30.04%7.17%10.31%15.70%3.14%1.35%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.00%0.17%3.73%6.10%11.05%21.55%24.72%32.67%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue5.04%51.26%36.97%6.72%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue0.00%11.76%88.24%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (983 people, 34.60%)
  2. Anxiety (350 people, 12.32%)
  3. Pain (218 people, 7.67%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (182 people, 6.41%)
  5. Hypertension (171 people, 6.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (538 people, 18.94%)
  2. Ambien (461 people, 16.23%)
  3. Xanax (390 people, 13.73%)
  4. Zometa (348 people, 12.25%)
  5. Nexium (335 people, 11.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • I felt so creative, but whilst on these medications its now gone and I feel quite useless and lethargic.
    There is also now lack of motivation to do anything. But, when I do want to do something, its classed as mania and its getting me down and depressed and feeling suicidal.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Struggle to focus at times, procrastinating, lack drive etc. and dizzy when bending over.

    Joint pain in right elbow (last few weeks on and off), left hip (5 days ago),right hand (4 days ago),left foot (4 days ago and underneath (heel area) making it difficult to walk).

    I sleep well with Circadin (melatonin based sleeping tablet)

    and feet, hip do not hurt when laying down at night.

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