A study for a 28 year old woman who takes Lexapro - from FDA reports


4,539 females aged 28 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 28 year old female patient who has Generalised Anxiety Disorder. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.



On May, 15, 2018

4,539 females aged 28 (±5) who take Lexapro are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lexapro for a 28-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 28
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Drugs taken:
    • Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Constipation: 57 (1.26% of females aged 28 (±5) who take the drug)
  • Bloating: 0 (0% of females aged 28 (±5) who take the drug)
  • Anal Fissure: 5 (0.11% of females aged 28 (±5) who take the drug)
  • Gas: 0 (0% of females aged 28 (±5) who take the drug)
  • Weight Gain: 119 (2.62% of females aged 28 (±5) who take the drug)
  • Ibs(irritable bowel syndrome -chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating): 14 (0.31% of females aged 28 (±5) who take the drug)

As an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea

As an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Suicidal ideation
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  4. Overdose
  5. Sopor (sleep)
1 - 6 months:
  1. Suicidal ideation
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Headache (pain in head)
  4. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Drug exposure during pregnancy
  2. Diabetes
  3. Dizziness
  4. Otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear)
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  2. Pain
  3. Deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  4. Chest pain
  5. Breathing difficulty
2 - 5 years:
  1. Emotional distress
  2. Pain
  3. Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  4. Injury
  5. Deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Pain
  2. Deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  3. Emotional distress
  4. Injury
  5. Gallstones (stone formation by bile component)
10+ years:
  1. Gallstones (stone formation by bile component)
  2. Gallbladder disorder
  3. Breathing difficulty
  4. Cholecystitis (infection of gallbladder)
  5. Appetite - increased (increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires)
not specified:
  1. Pain
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  4. Headache (pain in head)
  5. Injury
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Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Birth Control : 591 people, 13.02%
  2. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 248 people, 5.46%
  3. Pain : 220 people, 4.85%
  4. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 207 people, 4.56%
  5. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 185 people, 4.08%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Yasmin (468 people, 10.31%)
  2. Yaz (387 people, 8.53%)
  3. Seroquel (349 people, 7.69%)
  4. Xanax (285 people, 6.28%)
  5. Abilify (240 people, 5.29%)
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* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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