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Review: could Lexapro cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia could be caused by Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Xanax, and have Depression.

We study 35,510 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,740 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia 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.

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 776,359 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 35,315 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,746 people (4.94%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.22% of all the 786,447 people who have Insomnia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Insomnia in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia38.22%28.01%6.28%7.59%18.06%1.57%0.26%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.30%0.12%3.54%10.25%12.58%26.78%24.87%21.57%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia5.26%38.60%38.60%17.54%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia7.14%28.57%64.29%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (766 people, 43.87%)
  2. Anxiety (275 people, 15.75%)
  3. Insomnia (171 people, 9.79%)
  4. Sleep disorder (135 people, 7.73%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (124 people, 7.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (332 people, 19.01%)
  2. Ambien (328 people, 18.79%)
  3. Seroquel (305 people, 17.47%)
  4. Cymbalta (243 people, 13.92%)
  5. Zometa (216 people, 12.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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