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Review: could Lexapro cause Joint pain?

We study 35,628 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,328 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 39,331 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Joint pain

Joint pain (latest reports from 800,477 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 17, 2014: 35,628 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,328 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 pain26.19%29.76%4.76%4.76%15.48%5.95%13.10%

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%2.99%9.29%19.57%34.74%30.18%

Severity of Joint pain when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Joint pain0.00%59.26%40.74%0.00%

How people recovered from Joint pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Joint pain0.00%9.09%90.91%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (351 people, 26.43%)
  2. Anxiety (164 people, 12.35%)
  3. Osteoporosis (154 people, 11.60%)
  4. Pain (146 people, 10.99%)
  5. Hypertension (128 people, 9.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (294 people, 22.14%)
  2. Zometa (292 people, 21.99%)
  3. Aspirin (237 people, 17.85%)
  4. Xanax (234 people, 17.62%)
  5. Nexium (233 people, 17.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • Struggle to focus at times, procrastinating, lack drive etc. and dizzy when bending over.

    Joint pain in right elbow (last few weeks on and off), left hip (5 days ago),right hand (4 days ago),left foot (4 days ago and underneath (heel area) making it difficult to walk).

    I sleep well with Circadin (melatonin based sleeping tablet)

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