Lexapro and Flushing - from FDA reports
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 High blood cholesterol. This review analyzes which people have Flushing with Lexapro. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 47,584 people who have side effects when taking Lexapro from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On Mar, 02, 2017
47,584 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 539 people (1.13%) have Flushing
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Lexapro when people have Flushing *:
- < 1 month: 50 %
- 1 - 6 months: 45 %
- 6 - 12 months: 5 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Flushing when taking Lexapro *:
- female: 71.91 %
- male: 28.09 %
Age of people who have Flushing when taking Lexapro *:
- 0-1: 0.26 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 1.57 %
- 20-29: 5.5 %
- 30-39: 9.69 %
- 40-49: 22.77 %
- 50-59: 28.01 %
- 60+: 32.2 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Cholesterol (135 people, 25.05%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (89 people, 16.51%)
- Depression (67 people, 12.43%)
- High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (49 people, 9.09%)
- Stress And Anxiety (43 people, 7.98%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Niaspan (166 people, 30.80%)
- Aspirin (99 people, 18.37%)
- Tecfidera (93 people, 17.25%)
- Fish Oil (57 people, 10.58%)
- Simcor (52 people, 9.65%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Itching (99 people, 18.37%)
- Rashes (90 people, 16.70%)
- Nausea (77 people, 14.29%)
- Paraesthesia (65 people, 12.06%)
- Feeling Hot (62 people, 11.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Do you have Flushing when taking Lexapro?
Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 54,205 users)
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 67,593 Flushing patients).
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