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Review: could Lexapro cause Hallucination?

Summary: Hallucination could be caused by Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 35,504 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 428 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 35,315 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 429 people (1.21%) have Hallucination. They amount to 0.26% of all the 166,862 people who have Hallucination on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hallucination in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Hallucination * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hallucination14.97%33.33%6.12%12.24%33.33%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hallucination0.00%0.78%14.55%1.82%8.05%18.96%25.19%30.65%

Severity of Hallucination when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hallucination0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Hallucination ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hallucination100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (214 people, 49.88%)
  2. Anxiety (63 people, 14.69%)
  3. Pain (54 people, 12.59%)
  4. Restless legs syndrome (38 people, 8.86%)
  5. Hypertension (33 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (130 people, 30.30%)
  2. Wellbutrin (101 people, 23.54%)
  3. Xanax (90 people, 20.98%)
  4. Cymbalta (86 people, 20.05%)
  5. Klonopin (80 people, 18.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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