Could Lexapro cause Sleepiness - from FDA reports
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 Xanax, and have Depression . We study 50,384 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA. Among them, 1,520 have Sleepiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepiness and more.
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Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 54,024 users)
Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 114,690 Sleepiness patients).
On Nov, 17, 2016
50,384 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 1,520 people (3.02%) have Sleepiness
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Lexapro when people have Sleepiness *:
- < 1 month: 36.24 %
- 1 - 6 months: 27.98 %
- 6 - 12 months: 8.26 %
- 1 - 2 years: 10.55 %
- 2 - 5 years: 13.3 %
- 5 - 10 years: 1.38 %
- 10+ years: 2.29 %
Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Lexapro *:
- female: 71.1 %
- male: 28.9 %
Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Lexapro *:
- 0-1: 0.08 %
- 2-9: 0.89 %
- 10-19: 4.53 %
- 20-29: 6.8 %
- 30-39: 11.82 %
- 40-49: 21.38 %
- 50-59: 25.1 %
- 60+: 29.39 %
Severity of Sleepiness **:
- least: 3.51 %
- moderate: 43.86 %
- severe: 40.35 %
- most severe: 12.28 %
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Xanax (173 people, 11.38%)
- Seroquel (160 people, 10.53%)
- Klonopin (160 people, 10.53%)
- Wellbutrin (149 people, 9.80%)
- Synthroid (132 people, 8.68%)
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Potential co-existing symptoms
- Fatigue (458 people, 30.13%)
- Dizziness (259 people, 17.04%)
- Nausea (238 people, 15.66%)
- Weakness (211 people, 13.88%)
- Headache (203 people, 13.36%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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