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Review: could Lexapro cause Night sweats?

We study 35,665 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 288 have Night sweats. Find out below who they are, when they have Night sweats and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,339 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Night sweats

Night sweats (sweating in night) (latest reports from 77,775 patients) has been reported by people with depression, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, high blood pressure, osteoporosis.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 35,628 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 288 people (0.81%) 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 sweats30.77%28.85%5.77%7.69%17.31%1.92%7.69%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Night sweats0.00%0.00%1.80%5.04%9.71%25.90%40.65%16.91%

Severity of Night sweats when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Night sweats5.00%25.00%70.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Night sweats ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Night sweats0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (98 people, 34.03%)
  2. Anxiety (69 people, 23.96%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (27 people, 9.38%)
  4. Osteoporosis (27 people, 9.38%)
  5. Breast cancer (24 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (89 people, 30.90%)
  2. Zoloft (88 people, 30.56%)
  3. Prevacid (81 people, 28.12%)
  4. Ambien (75 people, 26.04%)
  5. Xanax (65 people, 22.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • I am 37 years old and I sweat every night...this is a newer thing going on. About 6 months. I wake up drenched even if the room feels cool when I wake up

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Began taking Lexapro and after 4 days of taking it began to develop hives. Not sure what was causing these hives, I continued taking the Lexapro 10mgs for a total of 3 weeks. After ruling out other possibilities of what the cause was, I determined it was the Lexapro... The Hives spread over many parts of my body, starting on my hands and under arms, moving to all other areas. The rash would appear most at night and would lessen by morning. The hives on my lower extremities disappeared only to be replaced with dark and painful bruises. It has now been over a week and the symptoms are not lessening in anyway...

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Since taking the medication, the muscle near my right knee twitches almost constantly.
    I also find myself waking up very sweaty.

    Reply

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