Review: could Lexapro cause Loss Of Appetite?


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 36,150 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 751 have Loss of appetite. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of appetite and more.

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Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 39,066 users)

Loss Of Appetite

Loss of appetite (lack of feeling to eat) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, sepsis, fall, pneumonia (latest reports from 50,640 Loss of appetite patients).

On Jul, 31, 2016

36,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 751 people (2.08%) 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: 46.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.95 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.19 %
  • 10+ years: 1.19 %

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

  • female: 68.95 %
  • male: 31.05 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.15 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.27 %
  • 20-29: 3.93 %
  • 30-39: 6.35 %
  • 40-49: 21.03 %
  • 50-59: 26.78 %
  • 60+: 39.49 %

Severity if Loss Of Appetite when taking Lexapro **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 57.14 %
  • severe: 23.81 %
  • most severe: 19.05 %

How people recovered from Loss Of Appetite **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 25 %
  • not yet: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (159 people)
  • Anxiety (40 people)
  • Hypertension (39 people)
  • Pain (36 people)
  • Breast Cancer (34 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (145 people)
  • Xanax (124 people)
  • Ambien (117 people)
  • Aredia (102 people)
  • Aspirin (101 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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