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Review: could Lexapro cause Hallucination (Hallucinations)?





Summary: Hallucination is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 35,705 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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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 39,406 users)

Hallucination

Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, parkinson's disease, quit smoking.(latest reports from Hallucination 30,019 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 35,681 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 429 people (1.20%) have Hallucination.

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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    MARCH 14TH 2014- THE FOLOWING IS PART OF MY HORRIFIC PROBLEMS IN THE DAYTIME AND MAY HAVE COME FROM BRAIN DAMAGE WHEN I FELL DOWNSTAIRS

    Today I am sitting in a chair in my room and I nod off and start dreaming/hallucinating. On the dream side, I am lying on the ground with many people around me. On the hallucination side, (which seems like I am half awake) I try to get up but after a tremendous struggle my muscles will not respond. It is terrifying. There are many people around and I'm trying to shout out “help” but I cannot speak properly. I'm speaking like someone who has had a stroke. I am semi-conscious of calling out but I can't wake up. The people around me are laughing at my predicament and do not help. I try many, many times to get up but it is like some force is holding me down. After a long time I crawl towards the gate of a house and go inside and see a bed. Then I try to get up on the bed and at that moment I wake up on the floor of my own room near my chair and my bed. On the hallucination side, I was actually feeling what was happening, even though the dream was in a different location. When I finally woke up, I was breathing like a man saved from disaster. It was a horrible experience and it has happened, in the past, twice before.



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