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 35,756 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 588 have Muscle pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle pain and more.
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Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,466 Lexapro users)
Muscle pain (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 73,475 Muscle pain patients)
On Feb, 24, 2015: 35,756 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 588 people (1.64%) have Muscle Pain.
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||31.82%||22.73%||7.58%||6.06%||10.61%||4.55%||16.67% |
Age of people who have Muscle pain when taking Lexapro * :
|Muscle pain||0.00%||0.00%||3.15%||4.82%||10.02%||24.12%||24.30%||33.58% |
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 (128 people, 21.77%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (61 people, 10.37%)
- Osteoporosis (50 people, 8.50%)
- Anxiety (48 people, 8.16%)
- Hypertension (35 people, 5.95%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (94 people, 15.99%)
- Nexium (91 people, 15.48%)
- Lipitor (90 people, 15.31%)
- Synthroid (76 people, 12.93%)
- Ambien (74 people, 12.59%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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