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Review: could Lexapro cause Insomnia?

We study 35,628 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,741 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,322 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 772,446 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 35,607 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,747 people (4.91%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.22% of all the 779,199 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
Insomnia38.12%28.20%6.27%7.57%18.02%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%3.53%10.30%12.57%26.77%24.85%21.56%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia5.17%37.93%39.66%17.24%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia6.67%26.67%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (766 people, 43.85%)
  2. Anxiety (275 people, 15.74%)
  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, 19.00%)
  2. Ambien (328 people, 18.78%)
  3. Seroquel (305 people, 17.46%)
  4. Cymbalta (243 people, 13.91%)
  5. Zometa (216 people, 12.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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