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Review: could Lexapro cause Joint pain?

We study 35,665 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,329 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain 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.

Joint pain

Joint pain (latest reports from 800,907 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 35,665 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,329 people (3.73%) have Joint Pain.

Trend of Joint pain in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Joint pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Joint pain25.88%29.41%4.71%4.71%15.29%5.88%14.12%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Joint pain0.00%0.00%3.23%2.98%9.36%19.55%34.71%30.16%

Severity of Joint pain when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Joint pain0.00%57.14%42.86%0.00%

How people recovered from Joint pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Joint pain0.00%8.33%91.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (352 people, 26.49%)
  2. Anxiety (164 people, 12.34%)
  3. Osteoporosis (154 people, 11.59%)
  4. Pain (147 people, 11.06%)
  5. Hypertension (128 people, 9.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (294 people, 22.12%)
  2. Zometa (292 people, 21.97%)
  3. Aspirin (237 people, 17.83%)
  4. Xanax (234 people, 17.61%)
  5. Nexium (233 people, 17.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • symptoms started slowly about a year ago and have progressively gotten worse everyday. doctor has stated this could be the problem and suggests I ween off Lexapro. my electrolytes are consistently off and constant anemia despite taking iron 3 times a day. my hormone for ADH is very elevated. suggesting SAIDH syndrome caused from Lexapro.is this all from Lexapro or something else? and how should I proceed ?

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    Lisa on Sep, 4, 2014:

    Female 55 I have bechets. Diagnosed at 39. I take every medication on that list except I dropped methotrexate. I worse since I dropped it. And I have every symptom including ganglion cyst which needs to be surgically removed to the throat lesion. I can barely function. The only 5hing I dont have is the allergic cough. I did have mrsa phenomia once. Oh most recently plursey. I have been ivig dependent for 13 years.

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