Review: could Lexapro cause Loose bowel movements?
Summary: Loose bowel movements could be caused by Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Depression.
We study 35,504 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,913 have Loose bowel movements. Find out below who they are, when they have Loose bowel movements and more.
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Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,182 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.
Loose bowel movements
Loose bowel movements (weak bowel movement) (latest reports from 1,092,691 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.
On Apr, 12, 2014: 35,504 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,913 people (5.39%) have Loose Bowel Movements. They amount to 0.17% of all the 1,093,766 people who have Loose Bowel Movements on eHealthMe.
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||40.54%||33.51%||4.86%||5.41%||7.57%||3.78%||4.32% |
Age of people who have Loose bowel movements when taking Lexapro * :
|Loose bowel movements||0.06%||0.45%||3.15%||5.91%||8.39%||20.33%||24.66%||37.05% |
Severity of Loose bowel movements when taking Lexapro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Loose bowel movements||12.90%||48.39%||32.26%||6.45% |
How people recovered from Loose bowel movements ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Loose bowel movements||12.50%||0.00%||87.50% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (484 people, 25.30%)
- Anxiety (210 people, 10.98%)
- Hypertension (155 people, 8.10%)
- Pain (141 people, 7.37%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (85 people, 4.44%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (378 people, 19.76%)
- Ambien (288 people, 15.05%)
- Xanax (283 people, 14.79%)
- Zometa (256 people, 13.38%)
- Nexium (237 people, 12.39%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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