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 35,789 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 39,506 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 Apr, 11, 2015: 35,765 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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of side effects of Bactrim for a 35-year old woman with Infection - Ear. The patient has Diarrhea
- A study of drug interactions between Nexium, Escitalopram for a 22-year old woman with Acid Reflux, Generalised Anxiety Disorder. The patient has Urinary Frequency Or Urgency, Urine Iron Increased
- A study of drug interactions between Ibuprofen, Amlodipine Besylate, Nexium for a 55-year old woman with Pain, High Blood Pressure, Acid Reflux. The patient has Increased Thirst, Dry Skin, Diarrhea, Skin Rash, Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Lisinopril And Hydrochlorothiazide for a 42-year old woman with High Blood Pressure. The patient has Diarrhea
- A study of drug interactions between Zofran, Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride, Mono-linyah, Plaquenil, Hyoscyami Folium, Nexium, Wellbutrin, Lexapro for a 21-year old woman with Nausea, Allergies, Birth Control, Lupus, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Chronic Depression, Anxiety. The patient has Pleuritic Pain, Fatigue - Chronic, Lupus, Headache - Mixed Tension Migraine, Nausea
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