A study for a 59 year old man who takes Lexapro - from FDA reports

4,513 males aged 59 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 59 year old male patient who has Depression. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Sep, 17, 2018

4,513 males aged 59 (±5) who take Lexapro are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Lexapro for a 59-year old man.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 59
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Depression
  • Drugs taken:
    • Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Anticholinergic Syndrome(absolute or relative reduction in cholinergic activity in the central nervous system): 0 (0% of males aged 59 (±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. Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  2. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  3. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  4. Suicidal ideation
  5. Gun shot wound
  6. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  7. Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)
  8. Bleeding into the skin
  9. Pulmonary congestion (congestion in the lungs)
  10. Diarrhea
1 - 6 months:
  1. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  3. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  4. Aggression
  5. Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  6. Mania (a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood)
  7. Abnormal behavior
  8. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  9. Joint pain
  10. Memory loss
6 - 12 months:
  1. Fever
  2. Confusion
  3. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  4. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  5. General physical health deterioration (weak health status)
  6. Gait disturbance
  7. Confusional state
  8. Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
  9. C-reactive protein increased
  10. High blood pressure
1 - 2 years:
  1. Headache (pain in head)
  2. Feeling abnormal
  3. High blood pressure
  4. Speech impairment (adult) (inability to speak (adult))
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Memory loss
  7. Gait disturbance
  8. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  9. Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)
  10. Nightmares (unpleasant dreams)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  2. Suicidal ideation
  3. Memory loss
  4. Weight decreased
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. High blood pressure
  7. Suicide attempt
  8. Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)
  9. Emotional distress
  10. Anger
5 - 10 years:
  1. Suicidal ideation
  2. Diabetes
  3. Type 2 diabetes
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage)
  5. Aggression
  6. Transient ischaemic attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))
  7. Abnormal behavior
  8. Sudden cardiac death
  9. Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
  10. Loss of consciousness
10+ years:
  1. Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
  2. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  3. Depressed mood
  4. Nerve compression
  5. Motor dysfunction (dysfunction of a muscle, nerve, or centre that effects or produces motion)
  6. Neck deformity (neck malformation)
  7. Nervous system disorder (a general class of medical conditions affecting the nervous system)
  8. Back disorder
not specified:
  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  2. Pain
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Weakness
  5. Drug ineffective
  6. Breathing difficulty
  7. Headache (pain in head)
  8. Dizziness
  9. Diarrhea
  10. Anaemia (lack of blood)

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure : 360 people, 7.98%
  2. Pain : 301 people, 6.67%
  3. High Blood Cholesterol : 298 people, 6.60%
  4. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 207 people, 4.59%
  5. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 195 people, 4.32%
  6. Diabetes : 176 people, 3.90%
  7. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 156 people, 3.46%
  8. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 143 people, 3.17%
  9. Hepatitis C : 130 people, 2.88%
  10. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 123 people, 2.73%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin (424 people, 9.40%)
  2. Lipitor (369 people, 8.18%)
  3. Lisinopril (286 people, 6.34%)
  4. Xanax (268 people, 5.94%)
  5. Ambien (265 people, 5.87%)
  6. Plavix (265 people, 5.87%)
  7. Nexium (258 people, 5.72%)
  8. Lasix (245 people, 5.43%)
  9. Neurontin (233 people, 5.16%)
  10. Seroquel (231 people, 5.12%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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