Review: could Lexapro cause Muscle pain?
Summary: Muscle pain could be caused by Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Depression.
We study 35,504 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 584 have Muscle pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle pain and more.
On Apr, 15, 2014: 35,504 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 584 people (1.64%) have Muscle Pain. They amount to 0.12% of all the 500,801 people who have Muscle Pain on eHealthMe.
Time on Lexapro when people have Muscle pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle pain||33.87%||24.19%||8.06%||6.45%||9.68%||3.23%||14.52% |
Age of people who have Muscle pain when taking Lexapro * :
|Muscle pain||0.00%||0.00%||3.18%||4.86%||9.72%||24.11%||24.30%||33.83% |
Severity of Muscle pain when taking Lexapro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle pain||0.00%||25.00%||75.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle pain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (125 people, 21.40%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (61 people, 10.45%)
- Osteoporosis (50 people, 8.56%)
- Anxiety (47 people, 8.05%)
- Hypertension (35 people, 5.99%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (94 people, 16.10%)
- Nexium (91 people, 15.58%)
- Lipitor (90 people, 15.41%)
- Synthroid (76 people, 13.01%)
- Ambien (74 people, 12.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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