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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 female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 35,756 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,927 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 39,466 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 139,328 Loose bowel movements patients)

On Feb, 7, 2015: 35,729 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,919 people (5.37%) 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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  • I am on nexplanon as well as lexapro. why do i start my period everytime i start taking it.
    I was put on Lexpro(escitalopram) about 6 months ago and I was scared to take the medicine I would take it about 2 days and I would start my period so I stopped. I began taking it again cause I feel like I need to stick it out and see what happens and I was not a 100% sure it was the Lexapro starting my periods cause I am on nexplanon as well. so my periods are almost not existent.I have been taking lexpro for about 4 days now and I started to bleed again. Is this something I need to be alarmed about? Do they have some type of horrible unknown reaction. I just want to hear some good news cause I want to stick with the Lexapro to see if it helps me at all. Thanks for your time.
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    I have been experiencing bloody nose, 3 in the last week. 2014 I had a meningioma removed, never experienced any bloody noses until now, I know it is dry because of winter, but there us no warning, it lasts for 20 min then it is gone no dizziness, I do have vertigo- slight case
  • I have quit smoking about 4 wks ago. i'm having nightmares for the 5 days. my question is do the nightmares taper off or do they never stop?
    I've been on lexapro for 7 yrs. This is the only med that works for me I've tired lots of diff meds for my anxiety/depression and the all made me nuts or want to die. Even the generic gave me nightmare so I stopped that one. I literally have little to no stress in my life either. So lexapro is the best for me. Anyway I'm getting healthy working out and I quit smoking about 4 wks ago. The nightmares have been going on all wk. They are stressing me out blah. When are these crazy stressful dreams gonna stop? Or at least tapper off?
  • What can i take for a headache when i am on lexapro (1 answer)
    lexapro started only a week ago, feel tightness in jaw and headache, sleeplessness, not sure if lexapro is good for me if i cannot ever take an aspirin or tylenol for sleep.
  • If i am allergic to sulfa drugs may i take lomotil?
    Imodium no longer has much affect on my diarrhea. Looking for something more.

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