Lexapro and Sleepiness - from FDA reports


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 Xanax, and have Depression. This review analyzes which people have Sleepiness with Lexapro. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 47,584 people who have side effects when taking Lexapro from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 19, 2017

47,584 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 1,476 people (3.1%) have Sleepiness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Sleepiness?

Time on Lexapro when people have Sleepiness *:

  • < 1 month: 43.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.67 %
  • 10+ years: 1.33 %

Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 71.32 %
  • male: 28.68 %

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.08 %
  • 2-9: 0.92 %
  • 10-19: 4.29 %
  • 20-29: 6.3 %
  • 30-39: 11.6 %
  • 40-49: 21.43 %
  • 50-59: 25.63 %
  • 60+: 29.75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (451 people, 30.56%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (181 people, 12.26%)
  • Pain (129 people, 8.74%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (95 people, 6.44%)
  • High Blood Pressure (81 people, 5.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (167 people, 11.31%)
  • Seroquel (158 people, 10.70%)
  • Klonopin (157 people, 10.64%)
  • Wellbutrin (148 people, 10.03%)
  • Synthroid (130 people, 8.81%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (461 people, 31.23%)
  • Dizziness (257 people, 17.41%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (248 people, 16.80%)
  • Nausea (242 people, 16.40%)
  • Depression (230 people, 15.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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