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Review: could Lexapro cause Sleepiness (Drowsiness)?





Summary: Sleepiness 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 Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 35,705 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,146 have Sleepiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepiness and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 39,406 users)

Sleepiness

Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Sleepiness 68,687 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 35,681 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 1,146 people (3.21%) have Sleepiness.

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
Sleepiness37.99%34.50%6.99%8.73%9.61%0.87%1.31%

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleepiness0.17%0.78%4.83%6.30%10.09%22.52%24.85%30.46%

Severity of Sleepiness when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleepiness2.00%44.00%40.00%14.00%

How people recovered from Sleepiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sleepiness0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (479 people, 41.80%)
  2. Anxiety (152 people, 13.26%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (110 people, 9.60%)
  4. Pain (89 people, 7.77%)
  5. Hypertension (78 people, 6.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (155 people, 13.53%)
  2. Klonopin (148 people, 12.91%)
  3. Xanax (142 people, 12.39%)
  4. Wellbutrin (128 people, 11.17%)
  5. Aspirin (122 people, 10.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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