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Review: could Lexapro cause Loss of appetite?

We study 35,619 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 736 have Loss of appetite. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of appetite and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,315 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Loss of appetite

Loss of appetite (lack of feeling to eat) (latest reports from 385,687 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, pain, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 35,607 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 736 people (2.07%) have Loss Of Appetite. They amount to 0.19% of all the 385,698 people who have Loss Of Appetite on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loss of appetite in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Loss of appetite * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of appetite48.84%33.72%6.98%8.14%2.33%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Loss of appetite when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of appetite0.15%0.00%1.89%4.07%6.10%22.38%26.31%39.10%

Severity of Loss of appetite when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of appetite0.00%56.25%25.00%18.75%

How people recovered from Loss of appetite ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loss of appetite0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (174 people, 23.64%)
  2. Anxiety (56 people, 7.61%)
  3. Hypertension (50 people, 6.79%)
  4. Pain (37 people, 5.03%)
  5. Breast cancer (34 people, 4.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (146 people, 19.84%)
  2. Xanax (131 people, 17.80%)
  3. Aspirin (129 people, 17.53%)
  4. Ambien (117 people, 15.90%)
  5. Aredia (102 people, 13.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Mum was on Lexapro (2.5mg for 2 month, then drug was increased to 5mg daily)
    she was diagnosed to have PUD ?? 2o to Aspirin /Atrophic gastritis. She was taken off Lexapro (tappered to 2.5mg x 3 days, then ceased and to start Remeron-because of her wt loss (she has secondaries cancer in lung and liver?? from colon cancer),she was to start on 7.5mg -she has phobia of swallowing slavia, hence she refused to take the new med. Her Dr was contacted and pt was advised to restart Lexapro from 2.5mg to 5mgs. She had x 1 dose of 2.5 (after missing a dose when she took Remeron) She is due to take 5mg tonite. Very uncertain re giving pt the increased dose as she seems to have become more confused and agitated. She also c/o pain in her knee and hip joint, family is really lost as to how to handle the situation. Her medicos seem to think the family is overtly worrying for nothing. Pt is 86

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • about 3-4 times a week i start sweating, to the point where i am dripping wet and my piilow is soaked. It is not always when i sleep it can be in the middle of the day. only urinate about 2-3 times per day with no real urge. difficult to start urinating

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