Review: could Lexapro cause Loss of appetite (Appetite - decreased)?
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 35,756 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 738 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 39,466 Lexapro users)
Loss of appetite
Loss of appetite (lack of feeling to eat) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, pain, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 52,319 Loss of appetite patients)
On Feb, 13, 2015: 35,756 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 738 people (2.06%) have Loss Of Appetite.
Time on Lexapro when people have Loss of appetite * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Loss of appetite||48.86%||32.95%||6.82%||7.95%||2.27%||0.00%||1.14% |
Age of people who have Loss of appetite when taking Lexapro * :
|Loss of appetite||0.14%||0.00%||1.88%||4.20%||6.23%||22.32%||26.23%||38.99% |
Severity of Loss of appetite when taking Lexapro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Loss of appetite||0.00%||61.11%||22.22%||16.67% |
How people recovered from Loss of appetite ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Loss of appetite||0.00%||40.00%||60.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (174 people, 23.58%)
- Anxiety (56 people, 7.59%)
- Hypertension (50 people, 6.78%)
- Pain (37 people, 5.01%)
- Breast cancer (34 people, 4.61%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (146 people, 19.78%)
- Xanax (132 people, 17.89%)
- Aspirin (129 people, 17.48%)
- Ambien (117 people, 15.85%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (102 people, 13.82%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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