Review: could Lexapro cause Loose Bowel Movements?


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 Aspirin, and have Depression . We study 41,076 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,174 have Loose bowel movements. Find out below who they are, when they have Loose bowel movements 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)

Loose Bowel Movements

Loose bowel movements (weak bowel movement) has been reported by people with hypotension, rashes, constipation, drug ineffective, abdominal pain (latest reports from 159,869 Loose bowel movements patients).

On Aug, 21, 2016

41,076 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 2,174 people (5.29%) 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: 37.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.43 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.0 %
  • 10+ years: 5.71 %

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

  • female: 75.14 %
  • male: 24.86 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.05 %
  • 2-9: 0.33 %
  • 10-19: 2.68 %
  • 20-29: 5.81 %
  • 30-39: 8.82 %
  • 40-49: 19.12 %
  • 50-59: 26.58 %
  • 60+: 36.6 %

Severity if Loose Bowel Movements when taking Lexapro **:

  • least: 12.82 %
  • moderate: 41.03 %
  • severe: 38.46 %
  • most severe: 7.69 %

How people recovered from Loose Bowel Movements **:

  • while on drug: 6.25 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 93.75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (468 people)
  • Anxiety (201 people)
  • Pain (160 people)
  • Hypertension (158 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (98 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (318 people)
  • Xanax (299 people)
  • Ambien (296 people)
  • Zometa (281 people)
  • Nexium (240 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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