Review: could Lexapro cause Loose bowel movements (Diarrhea)?
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 Aspirin, and have Depression.
We study 35,729 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 has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,446 Lexapro users)
Loose bowel movements
Loose bowel movements (weak bowel movement) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,244 Loose bowel movements patients)
On Dec, 27, 2014: 35,705 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,919 people (5.37%) have Loose Bowel Movements.
Time on Lexapro when people have Loose bowel movements * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Loose bowel movements||39.79%||32.46%||6.81%||5.24%||7.85%||3.66%||4.19% |
Age of people who have Loose bowel movements when taking Lexapro * :
|Loose bowel movements||0.06%||0.45%||3.14%||6.12%||8.36%||20.26%||24.69%||36.92% |
Severity of Loose bowel movements when taking Lexapro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Loose bowel movements||13.51%||43.24%||37.84%||5.41% |
How people recovered from Loose bowel movements ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Loose bowel movements||7.14%||0.00%||92.86% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (486 people, 25.33%)
- Anxiety (210 people, 10.94%)
- Hypertension (155 people, 8.08%)
- Pain (142 people, 7.40%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (85 people, 4.43%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (378 people, 19.70%)
- Ambien (289 people, 15.06%)
- Xanax (283 people, 14.75%)
- Zometa (256 people, 13.34%)
- Nexium (237 people, 12.35%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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So I have had symptoms of anxiety and depression due to a lot of stressors and disasters that happened in my life over the past two years. As my anxiety got worse after a breast biopsy, I started freaking out and thinking I may have MS because my sister has MS. So I went to my GP and she decided my symptoms do not follow the symptoms of MS or any similar problem and it should most likely be anxiety. She put me on Lexapro and Clonazepam. At first I was very hesitant to take medication but as my symptoms got worse I decided to give it a try. I was on Lexopro 5 mg for about two months and then I went to 10 mg, and I would take 1 or 2 Clonazepam a day. And this all started 5 months ago. And things seemed to be working just fine.Until about two months ago I started having this freaking annoying eye twitch on my upper left eyelid. I have had eye twitches before but they always go away after a couple of days or a week top. This one has been lasting for 2 months now and seems to be just getting worse. I went to the GP and my eye doctor and they still found no cause and said it's probably stress and anxiety. I have not been overly stressed and I get plenty of sleep, 10 hrs or more! and I stopped taking caffeine and alcohol after the twitch started. Any idea? Could it be because of medication? I also need to add I have had thumb twitching and severe spasms in my muscles around my right thumb starting in May (before taking any medication).
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