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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 35,756 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 382 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 39,466 Lexapro users)

Heart rate increased

Heart rate increased has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, asthma. (latest reports from 39,671 Heart rate increased patients)

On Feb, 20, 2015: 35,756 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 382 people (1.07%) have Heart Rate Increased.

Trend of Heart rate increased in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Heart rate increased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart rate increased54.17%34.72%0.00%1.39%6.94%2.78%0.00%

Age of people who have Heart rate increased when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart rate increased0.26%1.03%4.36%8.97%13.08%25.64%16.41%30.26%

Severity of Heart rate increased when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart rate increased0.00%25.00%75.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Heart rate increased ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (115 people, 30.10%)
  2. Anxiety (77 people, 20.16%)
  3. Hypertension (22 people, 5.76%)
  4. Osteoporosis (20 people, 5.24%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (17 people, 4.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (65 people, 17.02%)
  2. Aspirin (64 people, 16.75%)
  3. Lasix (47 people, 12.30%)
  4. Abilify (37 people, 9.69%)
  5. Prevacid (36 people, 9.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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