Could Lexapro cause Forgetfulness - from FDA reports


Summary

Forgetfulness 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 Ambien, and have Depression . We study 50,384 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA. Among them, 1,729 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 Lexapro 54,024 users)

Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,054 Forgetfulness patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

50,384 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 1,729 people (3.43%) have Forgetfulness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Forgetfulness?

Time on Lexapro when people have Forgetfulness *:

  • < 1 month: 29.63 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.74 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.06 %
  • 10+ years: 1.68 %

Gender of people who have Forgetfulness when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 67.54 %
  • male: 32.46 %

Age of people who have Forgetfulness when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.15 %
  • 2-9: 0.15 %
  • 10-19: 2.9 %
  • 20-29: 9.6 %
  • 30-39: 12.65 %
  • 40-49: 21.27 %
  • 50-59: 25.76 %
  • 60+: 27.52 %

Severity of Forgetfulness **:

  • least: 5.13 %
  • moderate: 53.85 %
  • severe: 35.9 %
  • most severe: 5.13 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (305 people, 17.64%)
  • Xanax (235 people, 13.59%)
  • Nexium (197 people, 11.39%)
  • Neurontin (196 people, 11.34%)
  • Seroquel (172 people, 9.95%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Sleep Disorder (125 people, 7.23%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (104 people, 6.02%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (102 people, 5.90%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Stress And Anxiety (469 people, 27.13%)
  • Fatigue (391 people, 22.61%)
  • Depression (386 people, 22.33%)
  • Pain (373 people, 21.57%)
  • Headache (345 people, 19.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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