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Review: could Lexapro cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?

We study 35,628 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,110 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,331 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,340,734 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Sep, 10, 2014: 35,628 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 2,110 people (5.92%) have Shortness Of Breath.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath33.75%20.62%9.38%12.50%18.12%5.00%0.62%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.05%0.16%1.58%9.12%10.34%18.83%26.90%33.02%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath17.65%58.82%23.53%0.00%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath12.50%12.50%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (443 people, 21.00%)
  2. Anxiety (218 people, 10.33%)
  3. Hypertension (136 people, 6.45%)
  4. Pain (120 people, 5.69%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (91 people, 4.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (401 people, 19.00%)
  2. Ambien (374 people, 17.73%)
  3. Zometa (361 people, 17.11%)
  4. Nexium (349 people, 16.54%)
  5. Xanax (309 people, 14.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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