Review: could Lexapro cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?
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 Aspirin, and have Depression.
We study 35,765 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,111 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.
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Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,475 Lexapro users)
Shortness of breath
Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (latest reports from 165,466 Shortness of breath patients)
On Mar, 15, 2015: 35,765 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 2,110 people (5.90%) have Shortness Of Breath.
Time on Lexapro when people have Shortness of breath * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Shortness of breath||33.75%||20.62%||9.38%||12.50%||18.12%||5.00%||0.62% |
Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Lexapro * :
|Shortness of breath||0.05%||0.16%||1.58%||9.12%||10.34%||18.83%||26.90%||33.02% |
Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Lexapro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Shortness of breath||17.65%||58.82%||23.53%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Shortness of breath||12.50%||12.50%||75.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (443 people, 21.00%)
- Anxiety (218 people, 10.33%)
- Hypertension (136 people, 6.45%)
- Pain (120 people, 5.69%)
- Multiple myeloma (91 people, 4.31%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (401 people, 19.00%)
- Ambien (374 people, 17.73%)
- Zometa (361 people, 17.11%)
- Nexium (349 people, 16.54%)
- Xanax (309 people, 14.64%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Brilinta for a 74-year old man with Heart Attack. The patient has Shortness Of Breath
- A study of drug interactions between Cialis, Omega 3, Sinemet, Escitalopram, Bystolic, Lotrel, Simvastatin, Clonazepam, Vesicare for a 60-year old man with Incontinence, Age-related Hearing Loss, Parkinson's Disease, Depression, Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled, Blood Cholesterol Abnormal, Sleep Disorder, Urgent Urination. The patient has Fatigue, Parkinsonian Gait, Tremor
- A study of side effects of Buspar for a 29-year old woman with Aniexty. The patient has Shortness Of Breath
- A study of side effects of Cefdinir for a 55-year old woman with Infection - Kidney. The patient has Difficulty Breathing
- A study of drug interactions between Metformin, Victoza for a 35-year old woman with Diabetes. The patient has Dizziness, Nausea, Heart Palpitations, Breathing Difficulty, Chills, Diarrhea, Fatigue
Recent Lexapro related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Sertraline, Bupropion Hydrochloride, Prozac, Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Lexapro for a 69-year old man who has Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorders
- Comparions of Zyprexa, Lamictal, Lexapro, Prozac, Mirtazapine for a 45-year old woman who has OCD
- Comparions of Depo-provera, Escitalopram, Lamotrigine for a 38-year old woman who has Bipolar I Disorder
- Comparions of Sertraline, Escitalopram, Duloxetine Hydrochloride, Paxil for a 27-year old man who has Depression
- Comparions of Pristiq, Lexapro for a 58-year old woman who has Depression
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