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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 35,705 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,315 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Lexapro and have Vertigo >>>

Lexapro

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

Vertigo

Vertigo has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.(view latest reports from 162,939 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 35,681 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 2,315 people (6.49%) 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
Vertigo43.16%26.65%9.43%8.73%9.20%2.12%0.71%

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%12.92%20.61%23.94%28.95%

Severity of Vertigo when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vertigo11.76%54.41%30.88%2.94%

How people recovered from Vertigo ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vertigo4.17%8.33%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (785 people, 33.91%)
  2. Anxiety (307 people, 13.26%)
  3. Hypertension (134 people, 5.79%)
  4. Sleep disorder (112 people, 4.84%)
  5. Pain (111 people, 4.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (402 people, 17.37%)
  2. Ambien (341 people, 14.73%)
  3. Xanax (295 people, 12.74%)
  4. Nexium (281 people, 12.14%)
  5. Neurontin (270 people, 11.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Does urinary retention cause bad dizziness and how can I help the symptoms because the back and kidney pain along with the lower stomach pain keeps me up for most of the night I am getting about 4-5 hours sleep I work as a nanny so I am constantly feeling exhausted

    Thank you
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