Review: could Lexapro cause Insomnia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 34,107 people who take Lexapro. Among them, 1,740 have Insomnia. See who they are, when they have Insomnia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,131 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Lexapro include stress and anxiety, nausea, nausea aggravated, anxiety aggravated, fatigue.
Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 758,994 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 34,107 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,718 people (5.04%) have Insomnia.
Time on Lexapro when people have Insomnia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Lexapro * :
Severity of Insomnia when taking Lexapro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Insomnia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (762 people, 44.35%)
- Anxiety (271 people, 15.77%)
- Insomnia (170 people, 9.90%)
- Sleep disorder (135 people, 7.86%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (122 people, 7.10%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Xanax (327 people, 19.03%)
- Ambien (324 people, 18.86%)
- Seroquel (304 people, 17.69%)
- Cymbalta (240 people, 13.97%)
- Zometa (212 people, 12.34%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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