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Review: could Lexapro cause Sleepiness?

Summary: Sleepiness could be caused by Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 35,504 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,144 have Sleepiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepiness and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,182 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Sleepiness

Sleepiness (excess sleeping) (latest reports from 491,732 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 35,315 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,144 people (3.24%) have Sleepiness. They amount to 0.23% of all the 490,932 people who have Sleepiness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sleepiness in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Sleepiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleepiness38.33%34.36%7.05%8.81%9.69%0.88%0.88%

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleepiness0.17%0.78%4.84%6.14%10.20%22.56%24.89%30.42%

Severity of Sleepiness when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleepiness2.08%41.67%41.67%14.58%

How people recovered from Sleepiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sleepiness0.00%22.22%77.78%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (478 people, 41.78%)
  2. Anxiety (152 people, 13.29%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (110 people, 9.62%)
  4. Pain (89 people, 7.78%)
  5. Hypertension (78 people, 6.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (155 people, 13.55%)
  2. Klonopin (147 people, 12.85%)
  3. Xanax (142 people, 12.41%)
  4. Wellbutrin (128 people, 11.19%)
  5. Aspirin (122 people, 10.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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