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 Ambien, and have Depression . We study 48,981 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,988 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 52,598 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, insomnia, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 346,079 Fatigue patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

48,981 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 3,988 people (8.14%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Fatigue?

Time on Lexapro when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 28.25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.75 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.75 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.75 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.25 %
  • 10+ years: 3.0 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 71.06 %
  • male: 28.94 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.25 %
  • 10-19: 2.7 %
  • 20-29: 5.77 %
  • 30-39: 11.2 %
  • 40-49: 20.48 %
  • 50-59: 25.23 %
  • 60+: 34.36 %

Severity if Fatigue when taking Lexapro **:

  • least: 5.63 %
  • moderate: 47.89 %
  • severe: 38.73 %
  • most severe: 7.75 %

How people recovered from Fatigue **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 4.88 %
  • not yet: 95.12 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (1,039 people, 26.05%)
  • Anxiety (409 people, 10.26%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (290 people, 7.27%)
  • Pain (288 people, 7.22%)
  • Hypertension (222 people, 5.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (489 people, 12.26%)
  • Xanax (435 people, 10.91%)
  • Aspirin (422 people, 10.58%)
  • Synthroid (378 people, 9.48%)
  • Zometa (372 people, 9.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (988 people, 24.77%)
  • Pain (837 people, 20.99%)
  • Depression (807 people, 20.24%)
  • Headache (773 people, 19.38%)
  • Anxiety (762 people, 19.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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