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 High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Shortness of breath with Lexapro. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 51,806 people who have side effects when taking Lexapro from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 19, 2017

51,806 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 2,849 people (5.5%) 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: 31.13 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.19 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.92 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.21 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.64 %
  • 10+ years: 0.66 %

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

  • female: 74.88 %
  • male: 25.12 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.13 %
  • 2-9: 0.17 %
  • 10-19: 1.68 %
  • 20-29: 7.68 %
  • 30-39: 9.84 %
  • 40-49: 17.13 %
  • 50-59: 26.72 %
  • 60+: 36.64 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (186 people, 6.53%)
  • Pain (169 people, 5.93%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (127 people, 4.46%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (123 people, 4.32%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (122 people, 4.28%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (450 people, 15.80%)
  • Zometa (413 people, 14.50%)
  • Lasix (372 people, 13.06%)
  • Nexium (369 people, 12.95%)
  • Xanax (357 people, 12.53%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (806 people, 28.29%)
  • Pain (765 people, 26.85%)
  • Fatigue (756 people, 26.54%)
  • Nausea (630 people, 22.11%)
  • Weakness (586 people, 20.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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