Lexapro and Fatigue - from FDA reports


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 Ambien, and have Depression . We study 47,584 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA. Among them, 4,011 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 Lexapro 54,144 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, depression (latest reports from 360,144 Fatigue patients).

On Feb, 17, 2017

47,584 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 4,011 people (8.43%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Fatigue?

Time on Lexapro when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 40.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.2 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.4 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.6 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.6 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.2 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 70.99 %
  • male: 29.01 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.25 %
  • 10-19: 2.57 %
  • 20-29: 5.51 %
  • 30-39: 10.67 %
  • 40-49: 20.12 %
  • 50-59: 25.69 %
  • 60+: 35.2 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (994 people, 24.78%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (401 people, 10.00%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (319 people, 7.95%)
  • Pain (295 people, 7.35%)
  • High Blood Pressure (230 people, 5.73%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (489 people, 12.19%)
  • Xanax (427 people, 10.65%)
  • Aspirin (417 people, 10.40%)
  • Synthroid (380 people, 9.47%)
  • Zometa (375 people, 9.35%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (1,029 people, 25.65%)
  • Weakness (892 people, 22.24%)
  • Pain (849 people, 21.17%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (840 people, 20.94%)
  • Depression (807 people, 20.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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