Lexapro and Insomnia - from FDA reports


Summary

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 Xanax, and have Depression . We study 47,584 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA. Among them, 2,206 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 54,144 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, insomnia (latest reports from 207,180 Insomnia patients).

On Feb, 21, 2017

47,584 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 2,206 people (4.64%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Insomnia?

Time on Lexapro when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 44.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.36 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.35 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.43 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.81 %
  • 10+ years: 1.81 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 71.02 %
  • male: 28.98 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.17 %
  • 2-9: 0.17 %
  • 10-19: 3.12 %
  • 20-29: 8.35 %
  • 30-39: 12.5 %
  • 40-49: 24.32 %
  • 50-59: 26.31 %
  • 60+: 25.06 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (726 people, 32.91%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (305 people, 13.83%)
  • Sleep Disorder (161 people, 7.30%)
  • Pain (154 people, 6.98%)
  • High Blood Pressure (117 people, 5.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (352 people, 15.96%)
  • Ambien (348 people, 15.78%)
  • Seroquel (304 people, 13.78%)
  • Cymbalta (290 people, 13.15%)
  • Zometa (246 people, 11.15%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (818 people, 37.08%)
  • Depression (643 people, 29.15%)
  • Fatigue (516 people, 23.39%)
  • Nausea (501 people, 22.71%)
  • Pain (487 people, 22.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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