Review: could Lexapro cause Forgetfulness?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 2, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 34,107 people who take Lexapro. Among them, 1,320 have Forgetfulness. See who they are, when they have Forgetfulness and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,131 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Lexapro include stress and anxiety, nausea, nausea aggravated, anxiety aggravated, fatigue.
Forgetfulness (latest reports from 455,613 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 34,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,289 people (3.79%) have Forgetfulness.
Time on Lexapro when people have Forgetfulness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Forgetfulness when taking Lexapro * :
Severity of Forgetfulness when taking Lexapro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Forgetfulness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (522 people, 40.50%)
- Anxiety (178 people, 13.81%)
- Pain (146 people, 11.33%)
- Insomnia (116 people, 9.00%)
- Sleep disorder (107 people, 8.30%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (309 people, 23.97%)
- Xanax (210 people, 16.29%)
- Aspirin (205 people, 15.90%)
- Nexium (198 people, 15.36%)
- Neurontin (188 people, 14.58%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Had several courses of ECT treatments done in 2000-2001. Huge chunks of memory (both current and past) never came back.
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Started drinking diet soda <6 mos. ago. Rapid onset memory loss over 3-4 months.
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Had several rounds of ECT (electro-convulsive therapy) in 2000 to 2001. Large chunks of long term memory lost
Fell and hit back of head on frozen ground in Jan of 2013. Head x-ray normal
Severe car accident in April of 2013. Wearing seat belt...for some reason unbuckled it right before impact with embankment, rolled car twice then lost conciousness briefly (must have been less than a minute). Head CT-scan normal.
I have always had issues with short term memory...everyone in the family for years have jokingly made fun of my lack of memory..i utilize voice mail, cell phone calendars, etc. thouroughly . Since the two falls this year, things have gotten worse. Can only remember 2 of the "name 3 things test"...took 5 seconds for me to remember who the President of the U.S. is...had a "black-out"?? when driving..had sensation of car turning sideways then upon "waking up" didn't know where i was (entering the parking lot to work) and could not remember how to negotiate the curve..recovered quickly and was OK.....wearing 2 significantly different shoes to a football game..when filling out the "Race" section of the website..brought the "pull-down" up and looked for my race..I did not know what it was until I saw it.. my family doctor has a MRI scheduled for next week (week of Sept 23rd) and then a consult w a neurologist.
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