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Review: could Lexapro cause Muscle pain (Muscle aches)?





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 Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 35,705 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 587 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 39,406 users)

Muscle pain

Muscle pain (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Muscle pain 73,389 patients)

On Nov, 24, 2014: 35,681 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 587 people (1.65%) have Muscle Pain.

Trend of Muscle pain in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Muscle pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle pain32.31%23.08%7.69%6.15%9.23%4.62%16.92%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle pain0.00%0.00%3.16%4.83%9.85%24.16%24.35%33.64%

Severity of Muscle pain when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle pain0.00%18.18%81.82%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (128 people, 21.81%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (61 people, 10.39%)
  3. Osteoporosis (50 people, 8.52%)
  4. Anxiety (48 people, 8.18%)
  5. Hypertension (35 people, 5.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (94 people, 16.01%)
  2. Nexium (91 people, 15.50%)
  3. Lipitor (90 people, 15.33%)
  4. Synthroid (76 people, 12.95%)
  5. Ambien (74 people, 12.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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