Lexapro and Loss of appetite - from FDA reports


Summary

Loss of appetite 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 Zometa, and have Depression . We study 47,584 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA. Among them, 1,064 have Loss of appetite. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of appetite and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 54,144 users)

Loss Of Appetite

Loss of appetite (lack of feeling to eat) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression, pain (latest reports from 97,608 Loss of appetite patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

47,584 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 1,064 people (2.24%) have Loss Of Appetite


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Loss of appetite?

Time on Lexapro when people have Loss Of Appetite *:

  • < 1 month: 54.17 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.17 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.39 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Loss Of Appetite when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 69.89 %
  • male: 30.11 %

Age of people who have Loss Of Appetite when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.22 %
  • 2-9: 0.11 %
  • 10-19: 2.69 %
  • 20-29: 4.6 %
  • 30-39: 6.51 %
  • 40-49: 17.85 %
  • 50-59: 26.26 %
  • 60+: 41.75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (228 people, 21.43%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (87 people, 8.18%)
  • High Blood Pressure (78 people, 7.33%)
  • Pain (59 people, 5.55%)
  • Hepatitis C (59 people, 5.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (177 people, 16.64%)
  • Ambien (157 people, 14.76%)
  • Xanax (153 people, 14.38%)
  • Synthroid (124 people, 11.65%)
  • Neurontin (121 people, 11.37%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (490 people, 46.05%)
  • Weight Decreased (366 people, 34.40%)
  • Fatigue (359 people, 33.74%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (335 people, 31.48%)
  • Diarrhea (320 people, 30.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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