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Review: could Lexapro cause Flushing?

Summary: Flushing could be caused by Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Niaspan, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 35,510 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 39,182 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 372,857 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, low density lipoprotein increased, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 35,504 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 379 people (1.07%) have Flushing. They amount to 0.10% of all the 372,120 people who have Flushing on eHealthMe.

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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