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Review: could Lexapro cause Heartburn - chronic?

Summary: Heartburn - chronic could be caused by Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 35,504 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 71 have Heartburn - chronic. Find out below who they are, when they have Heartburn - chronic and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,182 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Heartburn - chronic

Heartburn - chronic (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus) (latest reports from 43,922 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 35,504 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 71 people (0.20%) have Heartburn - Chronic. They amount to 0.16% of all the 43,894 people who have Heartburn - Chronic on eHealthMe.

Trend of Heartburn - chronic in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Heartburn - chronic * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heartburn - chronic7.69%7.69%23.08%15.38%15.38%30.77%0.00%

Age of people who have Heartburn - chronic when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heartburn - chronic0.00%0.00%1.47%1.47%5.88%25.00%27.94%38.24%

Severity of Heartburn - chronic when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heartburn - chronic10.00%50.00%40.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Heartburn - chronic ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heartburn - chronic0.00%40.00%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (20 people, 28.17%)
  2. Depression (19 people, 26.76%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (15 people, 21.13%)
  4. Restless legs syndrome (13 people, 18.31%)
  5. Muscle spasms (13 people, 18.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (23 people, 32.39%)
  2. Ambien (22 people, 30.99%)
  3. Neurontin (22 people, 30.99%)
  4. Percocet (21 people, 29.58%)
  5. Prevacid (21 people, 29.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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