Could Lexapro cause Insomnia - from FDA reports
Insomnia is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Depression . We study 50,384 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA. Among them, 2,245 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.
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Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 54,024 users)
Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, insomnia (latest reports from 206,791 Insomnia patients).
On Nov, 15, 2016
50,384 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 2,245 people (4.46%) have Insomnia
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Lexapro when people have Insomnia *:
- < 1 month: 37.09 %
- 1 - 6 months: 25.82 %
- 6 - 12 months: 6.53 %
- 1 - 2 years: 6.23 %
- 2 - 5 years: 18.69 %
- 5 - 10 years: 3.86 %
- 10+ years: 1.78 %
Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Lexapro *:
- female: 71.08 %
- male: 28.92 %
Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Lexapro *:
- 0-1: 0.17 %
- 2-9: 0.17 %
- 10-19: 3.27 %
- 20-29: 8.88 %
- 30-39: 13.04 %
- 40-49: 24.42 %
- 50-59: 25.92 %
- 60+: 24.14 %
Severity of Insomnia **:
- least: 5.08 %
- moderate: 45.76 %
- severe: 33.9 %
- most severe: 15.25 %
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Ambien (359 people, 15.99%)
- Xanax (353 people, 15.72%)
- Seroquel (307 people, 13.67%)
- Cymbalta (290 people, 12.92%)
- Zometa (246 people, 10.96%)
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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