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 . We study 47,584 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA. Among them, 2,710 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 54,144 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, primary pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 283,984 Shortness of breath patients).

On Feb, 18, 2017

47,584 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 2,710 people (5.7%) have Shortness Of Breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Lexapro when people have Shortness Of Breath *:

  • < 1 month: 31.47 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.68 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.49 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.89 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.9 %
  • 10+ years: 0.7 %

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

  • female: 75.24 %
  • male: 24.76 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.14 %
  • 2-9: 0.14 %
  • 10-19: 1.58 %
  • 20-29: 7.94 %
  • 30-39: 9.34 %
  • 40-49: 17.32 %
  • 50-59: 26.93 %
  • 60+: 36.63 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (532 people, 19.63%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (280 people, 10.33%)
  • High Blood Pressure (178 people, 6.57%)
  • Pain (158 people, 5.83%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (119 people, 4.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (438 people, 16.16%)
  • Zometa (411 people, 15.17%)
  • Nexium (359 people, 13.25%)
  • Lasix (357 people, 13.17%)
  • Xanax (339 people, 12.51%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (780 people, 28.78%)
  • Pain (753 people, 27.79%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (736 people, 27.16%)
  • Fatigue (717 people, 26.46%)
  • Nausea (614 people, 22.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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