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Review: could Lexapro cause Forgetfulness (Memory loss)?

Summary: Forgetfulness is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Depression.

We study 35,765 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,334 have Forgetfulness. Find out below who they are, when they have Forgetfulness and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,475 Lexapro users)

Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,452 Forgetfulness patients)

On Mar, 16, 2015: 35,765 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,334 people (3.73%) have Forgetfulness.

Trend of Forgetfulness in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Forgetfulness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Forgetfulness39.09%20.20%6.51%11.07%16.29%5.21%1.63%

Age of people who have Forgetfulness when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Forgetfulness0.00%0.00%2.87%11.55%14.17%23.69%25.21%22.51%

Severity of Forgetfulness when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Forgetfulness6.45%51.61%37.10%4.84%

How people recovered from Forgetfulness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Forgetfulness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (536 people, 40.18%)
  2. Anxiety (183 people, 13.72%)
  3. Pain (147 people, 11.02%)
  4. Insomnia (119 people, 8.92%)
  5. Sleep disorder (108 people, 8.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (313 people, 23.46%)
  2. Xanax (211 people, 15.82%)
  3. Aspirin (209 people, 15.67%)
  4. Nexium (203 people, 15.22%)
  5. Neurontin (190 people, 14.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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