Lexapro and Serotonin syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

Serotonin syndrome 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 Zoloft, and have Depression. This review analyzes which people have Serotonin syndrome with Lexapro. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 50,672 people who have side effects when taking Lexapro from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 08, 2017

50,672 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 194 people (0.38%) have Serotonin Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Serotonin syndrome?

Time on Lexapro when people have Serotonin Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 63.24 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.59 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.41 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.47 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Serotonin Syndrome when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 71.58 %
  • male: 28.42 %

Age of people who have Serotonin Syndrome when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.94 %
  • 20-29: 17.36 %
  • 30-39: 16.67 %
  • 40-49: 19.44 %
  • 50-59: 15.28 %
  • 60+: 24.31 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (77 people, 39.69%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (20 people, 10.31%)
  • Insomnia (10 people, 5.15%)
  • Pain (8 people, 4.12%)
  • Migraine (8 people, 4.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (18 people, 9.28%)
  • Cymbalta (17 people, 8.76%)
  • Wellbutrin (13 people, 6.70%)
  • Ambien (12 people, 6.19%)
  • Zyvox (11 people, 5.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Agitation (30 people, 15.46%)
  • Nausea (24 people, 12.37%)
  • Dizziness (23 people, 11.86%)
  • Hyperhidrosis (20 people, 10.31%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (19 people, 9.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 57,435 users)

Serotonin Syndrome

Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, insomnia (latest reports from 10,171 Serotonin syndrome patients).

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