Lexapro and Loose bowel movements - from FDA reports


Summary

Loose bowel movements is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 60+ 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, 2,675 have Loose bowel movements. Find out below who they are, when they have Loose bowel movements and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 54,159 users)

Loose Bowel Movements

Loose bowel movements (weak bowel movement) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,676 Loose bowel movements patients).

On Feb, 18, 2017

47,584 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 2,675 people (5.62%) have Loose Bowel Movements


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Loose bowel movements?

Time on Lexapro when people have Loose Bowel Movements *:

  • < 1 month: 44.3 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 34.23 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.68 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.03 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.37 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.01 %
  • 10+ years: 7.38 %

Gender of people who have Loose Bowel Movements when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 75.49 %
  • male: 24.51 %

Age of people who have Loose Bowel Movements when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.36 %
  • 10-19: 2.4 %
  • 20-29: 5.08 %
  • 30-39: 8.48 %
  • 40-49: 18.59 %
  • 50-59: 26.12 %
  • 60+: 38.87 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (562 people, 21.01%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (280 people, 10.47%)
  • High Blood Pressure (217 people, 8.11%)
  • Pain (213 people, 7.96%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (147 people, 5.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (343 people, 12.82%)
  • Ambien (324 people, 12.11%)
  • Aspirin (320 people, 11.96%)
  • Zometa (299 people, 11.18%)
  • Nexium (282 people, 10.54%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (1,057 people, 39.51%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (802 people, 29.98%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (623 people, 23.29%)
  • Fatigue (609 people, 22.77%)
  • Pain (558 people, 20.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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