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Review: could Lexapro cause Vertigo (Dizziness)?

Summary: Vertigo 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 Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 35,756 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,317 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,466 Lexapro users)

Vertigo

Vertigo has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 164,812 Vertigo patients)

On Feb, 24, 2015: 35,756 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 2,317 people (6.48%) have Vertigo.

Trend of Vertigo in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Vertigo * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vertigo43.43%26.53%9.39%8.69%9.15%2.11%0.70%

Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vertigo0.00%0.04%3.93%9.59%12.91%20.60%23.96%28.97%

Severity of Vertigo when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vertigo11.43%54.29%31.43%2.86%

How people recovered from Vertigo ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vertigo3.85%7.69%88.46%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (785 people, 33.88%)
  2. Anxiety (307 people, 13.25%)
  3. Hypertension (134 people, 5.78%)
  4. Sleep disorder (112 people, 4.83%)
  5. Pain (111 people, 4.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (402 people, 17.35%)
  2. Ambien (341 people, 14.72%)
  3. Xanax (295 people, 12.73%)
  4. Nexium (281 people, 12.13%)
  5. Neurontin (270 people, 11.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Increased ring in left ear (deaf ear)

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Ive been dizzy and lightheaded for 2 days . It moves from the back of my head to the front. I feel alot of pressure. I take a .5 mg of lexapro at noon daily. I split .25 xanax in half and take half in the morning and half at night before bed to help me sleep.
    the symptoms get worse whenIm at work, Im on my feet 10 hrs a day .

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • symptoms started slowly about a year ago and have progressively gotten worse everyday. doctor has stated this could be the problem and suggests I ween off Lexapro. my electrolytes are consistently off and constant anemia despite taking iron 3 times a day. my hormone for ADH is very elevated. suggesting SAIDH syndrome caused from Lexapro.is this all from Lexapro or something else? and how should I proceed ?

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