Review: could Lexapro cause Sleepiness?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.7/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 34,107 people who take Lexapro. Among them, 1,144 have Sleepiness. See who they are, when they have Sleepiness and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,131 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Lexapro include stress and anxiety, nausea, nausea aggravated, anxiety aggravated, fatigue.
Sleepiness (excess sleeping) (latest reports from 484,664 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking.
On Feb, 19, 2014: 34,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,098 people (3.23%) have Sleepiness.
Time on Lexapro when people have Sleepiness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Lexapro * :
Severity of Sleepiness when taking Lexapro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Sleepiness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (460 people, 41.89%)
- Anxiety (141 people, 12.84%)
- Bipolar disorder (103 people, 9.38%)
- Pain (82 people, 7.47%)
- Hypertension (77 people, 7.01%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (148 people, 13.48%)
- Klonopin (142 people, 12.93%)
- Xanax (139 people, 12.66%)
- Wellbutrin (126 people, 11.48%)
- Aspirin (119 people, 10.84%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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