Review: could Lexapro cause Joint Pain?


Joint pain 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 41,077 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,532 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain and more.

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Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 43,172 users)

Joint Pain

Joint pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, stroke, chest pain (latest reports from 146,073 Joint pain patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

41,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 1,532 people (3.73%) have Joint Pain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Joint pain?

Time on Lexapro when people have Joint Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 22.47 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.47 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.87 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.74 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.1 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.87 %
  • 10+ years: 13.48 %

Gender of people who have Joint Pain when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 77.39 %
  • male: 22.61 %

Age of people who have Joint Pain when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.92 %
  • 20-29: 3.24 %
  • 30-39: 9.16 %
  • 40-49: 19.02 %
  • 50-59: 34.96 %
  • 60+: 30.7 %

Severity if Joint Pain when taking Lexapro **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 55.88 %
  • severe: 44.12 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Joint Pain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 5.26 %
  • not yet: 94.74 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (350 people)
  • Pain (184 people)
  • Anxiety (169 people)
  • Osteoporosis (162 people)
  • Hypertension (137 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (329 people)
  • Zometa (323 people)
  • Xanax (258 people)
  • Protonix (242 people)
  • Nexium (231 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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