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Review: could Lexapro cause Loose bowel movements (Diarrhea)?

Summary: Loose bowel movements is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression. We study 35,806 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,919 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 39,520 Lexapro users)

Loose bowel movements

Loose bowel movements (weak bowel movement) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 139,378 Loose bowel movements patients)

On May, 13, 2015: 35,789 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,919 people (5.36%) have Loose Bowel Movements.

Trend of Loose bowel movements in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Loose bowel movements * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loose bowel movements39.79%32.46%6.81%5.24%7.85%3.66%4.19%

Age of people who have Loose bowel movements when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loose bowel movements0.06%0.45%3.14%6.12%8.36%20.26%24.69%36.92%

Severity of Loose bowel movements when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loose bowel movements13.51%43.24%37.84%5.41%

How people recovered from Loose bowel movements ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loose bowel movements7.14%0.00%92.86%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (486 people, 25.33%)
  2. Anxiety (210 people, 10.94%)
  3. Hypertension (155 people, 8.08%)
  4. Pain (142 people, 7.40%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (85 people, 4.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (378 people, 19.70%)
  2. Ambien (289 people, 15.06%)
  3. Xanax (283 people, 14.75%)
  4. Zometa (256 people, 13.34%)
  5. Nexium (237 people, 12.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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