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Review: could Lexapro cause Skin rash (Rashes)?

Summary: 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 Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 35,681 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,677 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,382 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Skin rash

Skin rash (redness) (latest reports from 976,061 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Nov, 12, 2014: 35,665 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,677 people (4.70%) have Skin Rash.

Trend of Skin rash in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Skin rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin rash32.14%44.05%4.76%4.76%4.76%8.33%1.19%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin rash0.00%0.06%2.85%6.07%13.66%21.51%26.76%29.10%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash13.33%46.67%26.67%13.33%

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Skin rash20.00%20.00%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (497 people, 29.64%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (163 people, 9.72%)
  3. Hypertension (153 people, 9.12%)
  4. Anxiety (144 people, 8.59%)
  5. Pain (131 people, 7.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (353 people, 21.05%)
  2. Zometa (343 people, 20.45%)
  3. Ambien (274 people, 16.34%)
  4. Xanax (253 people, 15.09%)
  5. Lamictal (246 people, 14.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

kemper (12 months ago):

pregnant women should not take lexapro at all period it may causes heart problems in child
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Maria (2 years ago):

I have been battling depression and anxiety on and off for about 7 or more years now. I have taken Lexapro 20 mg 1x a day, for about 3 years ago, had no real serious side effects from it, and it was helping my depression a lot. I was off the medicine for some time now, due to pregnancy. My OB just put me back on it the past month or so, for help with depression again. This past month I have eveloped a severe rash all over my upper body, arms and face. Skin is bright red and itching and sores. Does anyone know if this could be related to a side effect from the Lexapro in being pregnant as well? I am considering to stop taking it again... I need some help with this...
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