Review: could Lexapro cause Skin Rash?


Skin rash is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression . We study 36,188 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,897 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

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Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 39,072 users)

Skin Rash

Skin rash has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, renal failure acute, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 142,131 Skin rash patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

36,188 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 1,897 people (5.24%) have Skin Rash

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Skin rash?

Time on Lexapro when people have Skin Rash *:

  • < 1 month: 32.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40.23 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.75 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.6 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.05 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.9 %
  • 10+ years: 1.15 %

Gender of people who have Skin Rash when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 74.34 %
  • male: 25.66 %

Age of people who have Skin Rash when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.07 %
  • 10-19: 3.03 %
  • 20-29: 6.05 %
  • 30-39: 13.68 %
  • 40-49: 21.78 %
  • 50-59: 26.64 %
  • 60+: 28.75 %

Severity if Skin Rash when taking Lexapro **:

  • least: 15.79 %
  • moderate: 47.37 %
  • severe: 26.32 %
  • most severe: 10.53 %

How people recovered from Skin Rash **:

  • while on drug: 16.67 %
  • after off the drug: 16.67 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (394 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (141 people)
  • Hypertension (118 people)
  • Anxiety (107 people)
  • Pain (105 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (249 people)
  • Aspirin (237 people)
  • Lamictal (224 people)
  • Ambien (221 people)
  • Xanax (215 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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