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Review: could Lexapro cause Night sweats?

Summary: Night sweats is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression.

We study 35,756 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 293 have Night sweats. Find out below who they are, when they have Night sweats and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,466 Lexapro users)

Night sweats

Night sweats (sweating in night) has been reported by people with depression, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 10,663 Night sweats patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 35,729 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 293 people (0.82%) have Night Sweats.

Trend of Night sweats in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Night sweats * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Night sweats29.82%29.82%7.02%8.77%15.79%1.75%7.02%

Age of people who have Night sweats when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Night sweats0.00%0.00%1.77%5.30%9.89%26.50%39.93%16.61%

Severity of Night sweats when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Night sweats4.00%28.00%68.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Night sweats ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Night sweats0.00%7.14%92.86%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (99 people, 33.79%)
  2. Anxiety (71 people, 24.23%)
  3. Osteoporosis (27 people, 9.22%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (27 people, 9.22%)
  5. Breast cancer (24 people, 8.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (89 people, 30.38%)
  2. Zoloft (88 people, 30.03%)
  3. Prevacid (81 people, 27.65%)
  4. Ambien (75 people, 25.60%)
  5. Xanax (65 people, 22.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • is this caused by the medication?

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  • been having night sweats for the past month. not sure if the medication is causing this.

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