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Review: could Lexapro cause Flushing (Skin blushing/flushing)?

Summary: Flushing 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 Niaspan, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 35,681 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 379 have Flushing. Find out below who they are, when they have Flushing and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,382 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Flushing

Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin) (latest reports from 377,846 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, low density lipoprotein increased, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 35,665 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 379 people (1.06%) have Flushing.

Trend of Flushing in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Flushing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Flushing38.46%34.62%7.69%7.69%11.54%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Flushing when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Flushing0.00%0.00%1.80%6.83%8.99%21.58%25.18%35.61%

Severity of Flushing when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Flushing0.00%50.00%16.67%33.33%

How people recovered from Flushing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Flushing0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (68 people, 17.94%)
  2. Depression (51 people, 13.46%)
  3. Blood triglycerides increased (41 people, 10.82%)
  4. High density lipoprotein decreased (40 people, 10.55%)
  5. Low density lipoprotein increased (28 people, 7.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Niaspan (162 people, 42.74%)
  2. Aspirin (128 people, 33.77%)
  3. Simcor (52 people, 13.72%)
  4. Lisinopril (42 people, 11.08%)
  5. Plavix (35 people, 9.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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