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Review: could Lexapro cause Serotonin syndrome?
We study 35,665 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 151 have Serotonin syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Serotonin syndrome and more.
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Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,339 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.
Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) (latest reports from 34,546 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorder.
On Sep, 12, 2014: 35,628 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 151 people (0.42%) have Serotonin Syndrome.
Time on Lexapro when people have Serotonin syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Serotonin syndrome||61.63%||26.74%||2.33%||1.16%||8.14%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Lexapro * :
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||11.92%||17.22%||13.25%||19.87%||13.25%||24.50% |
Severity of Serotonin syndrome when taking Lexapro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||66.67%||0.00%||33.33% |
How people recovered from Serotonin syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Serotonin syndrome||66.67%||0.00%||33.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (79 people, 52.32%)
- Anxiety (22 people, 14.57%)
- Hypertension (15 people, 9.93%)
- Insomnia (14 people, 9.27%)
- Major depression (11 people, 7.28%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (17 people, 11.26%)
- Effexor xr (15 people, 9.93%)
- Ativan (14 people, 9.27%)
- Morphine (13 people, 8.61%)
- Maxzide (12 people, 7.95%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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