Review: could Lexapro cause Flushing?


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 41,077 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 460 have Flushing. Find out below who they are, when they have Flushing and more.

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Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 43,172 users)


Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin) has been reported by people with rashes, feeling hot, burning sensation, itching, paraesthesia (latest reports from 47,899 Flushing patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

41,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 460 people (1.12%) have Flushing

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Flushing?

Time on Lexapro when people have Flushing *:

  • < 1 month: 40 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Flushing when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 69.23 %
  • male: 30.77 %

Age of people who have Flushing when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.31 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.55 %
  • 20-29: 6.5 %
  • 30-39: 9.91 %
  • 40-49: 22.91 %
  • 50-59: 27.24 %
  • 60+: 31.58 %

Severity if Flushing when taking Lexapro **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 16.67 %
  • most severe: 33.33 %

How people recovered from Flushing **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (75 people)
  • Depression (62 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (50 people)
  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (48 people)
  • Blood Triglycerides Increased (46 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Niaspan (165 people)
  • Aspirin (99 people)
  • Tecfidera (52 people)
  • Simcor (52 people)
  • Fish Oil (50 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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