Lexapro and Muscle pain - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle pain 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 Synthroid, and have Depression . We study 47,584 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA. Among them, 782 have Muscle pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle pain 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)

Muscle Pain

Muscle pain has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 107,845 Muscle pain patients).

On Jan, 17, 2017

47,584 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 782 people (1.64%) have Muscle Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Muscle pain?

Time on Lexapro when people have Muscle Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 30.77 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.08 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.62 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.77 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.54 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.92 %
  • 10+ years: 17.31 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Pain when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 76.49 %
  • male: 23.51 %

Age of people who have Muscle Pain when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.16 %
  • 2-9: 0.16 %
  • 10-19: 2.24 %
  • 20-29: 4.63 %
  • 30-39: 10.38 %
  • 40-49: 23.0 %
  • 50-59: 24.92 %
  • 60+: 34.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (140 people, 17.90%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (103 people, 13.17%)
  • Osteoporosis (61 people, 7.80%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (56 people, 7.16%)
  • Pain (51 people, 6.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (94 people, 12.02%)
  • Ambien (93 people, 11.89%)
  • Xanax (89 people, 11.38%)
  • Nexium (88 people, 11.25%)
  • Aspirin (85 people, 10.87%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (286 people, 36.57%)
  • Fatigue (233 people, 29.80%)
  • Pain (217 people, 27.75%)
  • Weakness (199 people, 25.45%)
  • Nausea (173 people, 22.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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