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

We study 35,628 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 586 have Muscle pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle pain and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,331 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Muscle pain

Muscle pain (muscle pain) (latest reports from 505,635 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 14, 2014: 35,628 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 586 people (1.64%) 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 pain32.81%23.44%7.81%6.25%9.38%4.69%15.62%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle pain0.00%0.00%3.17%4.84%9.68%24.21%24.39%33.71%

Severity of Muscle pain when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle pain0.00%20.00%80.00%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 (127 people, 21.67%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (61 people, 10.41%)
  3. Osteoporosis (50 people, 8.53%)
  4. Anxiety (48 people, 8.19%)
  5. Hypertension (35 people, 5.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (94 people, 16.04%)
  2. Nexium (91 people, 15.53%)
  3. Lipitor (90 people, 15.36%)
  4. Synthroid (76 people, 12.97%)
  5. Ambien (74 people, 12.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Every muscle in my body aches all the time. Do not know if it is related to drugs or not. Have had for years but pain is getting worse all the time.

    Reply

    Bmounce on May, 18, 2014:

    I have the same problem. Do you have fibromyalgia? The pain you are describing sounds just like that. I have it but also have SLE ( Lupus) which causes a lot of pain. You can talk to you Dr. about it. There aren't any tests they can do for Fibromyalgia but you can be diagnosed by your symptoms. The most common symptoms feels like you are getting the flu bc of the way your body aches. I describe it as " the flu that never comes". You feel like your getting the flu and you have flu like symptoms but you never get the flu. You just have the aches and pain all the time. I hope you don't have it bc the pain is very hard to have a normal life. Best of luck to you...

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