Review: could Lexapro cause Vertigo?


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 Ambien, and have Depression . We study 41,077 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,559 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 Lexapro 43,172 users)

Vertigo

Vertigo has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 179,674 Vertigo patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

41,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 2,559 people (6.23%) have Vertigo


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Vertigo?

Time on Lexapro when people have Vertigo *:

  • < 1 month: 39.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.17 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.68 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.56 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.49 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.93 %
  • 10+ years: 1.17 %

Gender of people who have Vertigo when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 72.92 %
  • male: 27.08 %

Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Lexapro *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.14 %
  • 10-19: 3.07 %
  • 20-29: 8.93 %
  • 30-39: 11.85 %
  • 40-49: 19.9 %
  • 50-59: 24.55 %
  • 60+: 31.57 %

Severity if Vertigo when taking Lexapro **:

  • least: 15.58 %
  • moderate: 50.65 %
  • severe: 31.17 %
  • most severe: 2.6 %

How people recovered from Vertigo **:

  • while on drug: 3.23 %
  • after off the drug: 9.68 %
  • not yet: 87.1 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (656 people)
  • Anxiety (276 people)
  • Hypertension (142 people)
  • Osteoporosis (109 people)
  • Pain (108 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (329 people)
  • Aspirin (291 people)
  • Xanax (267 people)
  • Neurontin (252 people)
  • Nexium (248 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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