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Review: could Lexapro cause Forgetfulness?

We study 35,596 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,323 have Forgetfulness. Find out below who they are, when they have Forgetfulness and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,286 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness (latest reports from 466,552 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 35,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,323 people (3.72%) have Forgetfulness. They amount to 0.28% of all the 465,822 people who have Forgetfulness on eHealthMe.

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
Forgetfulness39.86%20.27%6.76%11.49%15.88%4.73%1.01%

Age of people who have Forgetfulness when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Forgetfulness0.00%0.00%2.89%11.40%14.04%23.66%25.28%22.72%

Severity of Forgetfulness when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Forgetfulness5.88%52.94%37.25%3.92%

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 (531 people, 40.14%)
  2. Anxiety (183 people, 13.83%)
  3. Pain (147 people, 11.11%)
  4. Insomnia (118 people, 8.92%)
  5. Sleep disorder (108 people, 8.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (313 people, 23.66%)
  2. Xanax (211 people, 15.95%)
  3. Aspirin (209 people, 15.80%)
  4. Nexium (203 people, 15.34%)
  5. Neurontin (190 people, 14.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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