Lexapro and Shortness of breath - from FDA reports


Summary

Shortness of breath 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 Ambien, and have Depression. This review analyzes which people have Shortness of breath 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 Apr, 21, 2017

50,672 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 2,812 people (5.55%) have Shortness Of Breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on Lexapro when people have Shortness Of Breath *:

  • < 1 month: 29.45 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.92 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.64 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.79 %
  • 10+ years: 0.68 %

Gender of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 75.1 %
  • male: 24.9 %

Age of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.13 %
  • 2-9: 0.17 %
  • 10-19: 1.66 %
  • 20-29: 7.77 %
  • 30-39: 9.69 %
  • 40-49: 17.15 %
  • 50-59: 26.71 %
  • 60+: 36.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (541 people, 19.24%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (288 people, 10.24%)
  • High Blood Pressure (182 people, 6.47%)
  • Pain (166 people, 5.90%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (124 people, 4.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (446 people, 15.86%)
  • Zometa (413 people, 14.69%)
  • Lasix (371 people, 13.19%)
  • Nexium (367 people, 13.05%)
  • Xanax (351 people, 12.48%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (801 people, 28.49%)
  • Pain (763 people, 27.13%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (749 people, 26.64%)
  • Fatigue (747 people, 26.56%)
  • Nausea (628 people, 22.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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