Review: could Lexapro cause Heart Rate Increased?


Summary

Heart rate increased 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 Xanax, and have Depression . We study 36,188 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 391 have Heart rate increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart rate increased and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 39,072 users)

Heart Rate Increased

Heart rate increased has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, weakness, chest pain, fatigue (latest reports from 38,760 Heart rate increased patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

36,188 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 391 people (1.08%) have Heart Rate Increased


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Heart rate increased?

Time on Lexapro when people have Heart Rate Increased *:

  • < 1 month: 62.32 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.45 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.9 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Heart Rate Increased when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 74.23 %
  • male: 25.77 %

Age of people who have Heart Rate Increased when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.3 %
  • 2-9: 0.59 %
  • 10-19: 4.15 %
  • 20-29: 9.2 %
  • 30-39: 10.98 %
  • 40-49: 24.93 %
  • 50-59: 18.69 %
  • 60+: 31.16 %

Severity if Heart Rate Increased when taking Lexapro **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 25 %
  • severe: 75 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (90 people)
  • Anxiety (49 people)
  • Osteoporosis (20 people)
  • Hypertension (18 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (17 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (49 people)
  • Aspirin (46 people)
  • Lasix (44 people)
  • Prevacid (33 people)
  • Lisinopril (28 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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