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Review: could Lexapro cause Insomnia?

We study 35,665 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,750 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,369 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 763,667 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Oct, 30, 2014: 35,665 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,750 people (4.91%) have Insomnia.

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
Insomnia37.82%27.98%6.48%7.51%17.88%1.81%0.52%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.30%0.12%3.53%10.34%12.61%26.72%24.81%21.58%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia4.92%37.70%40.98%16.39%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia5.56%22.22%72.22%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (768 people, 43.89%)
  2. Anxiety (275 people, 15.71%)
  3. Insomnia (172 people, 9.83%)
  4. Sleep disorder (135 people, 7.71%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (124 people, 7.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (332 people, 18.97%)
  2. Ambien (329 people, 18.80%)
  3. Seroquel (305 people, 17.43%)
  4. Cymbalta (243 people, 13.89%)
  5. Zometa (216 people, 12.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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