A study for a 52 year old woman who takes Lexapro - from FDA reports


10,825 females aged 52 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 52 year old female patient who has Depression - Chronic. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Jan, 13, 2019

10,825 females aged 52 (±5) who take Lexapro are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lexapro for a 52-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 52
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Depression - Chronic
  • Drugs taken:
    • Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Skin - Abnormally Dark Or Light: 0 (0% of females aged 52 (±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. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Dizziness
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Feeling abnormal
  5. Consciousness - decreased
  6. Drowsiness
  7. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  8. Weakness
  9. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  10. Drug abuse and dependence
1 - 6 months:
  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  2. Drug ineffective
  3. Weight increased
  4. Suicidal ideation
  5. Dizziness
  6. Feeling abnormal
  7. Pain
  8. Abnormal dreams
  9. High blood pressure
  10. Loss of consciousness
6 - 12 months:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Nausea and vomiting
  3. Grand mal convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
  4. Hypokalemia (low potassium)
  5. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  6. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  7. Gingival bleeding (bleeding gums)
  8. Metabolic acidosis (body produces too much acid, or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body)
  9. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  10. High blood pressure
1 - 2 years:
  1. High blood pressure
  2. Suicidal ideation
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Weight loss
  5. Chest pain
  6. Memory loss
  7. High blood cholesterol
  8. Back pain
  9. Type 2 diabetes
  10. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Emotional distress
  2. Dizziness
  3. Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
  4. Loss of consciousness
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Lacunar infarction (type of stroke)
  7. Basal cell carcinoma (a skin cancer, it rarely metastasizes or kills)
  8. Oesophageal spasm (contraction of oesophagus)
  9. Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone)
  10. Anaemia (lack of blood)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Pain in extremity
  2. Deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  3. Fall
  4. Weight increased
  5. Femur fracture
  6. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  7. Low turnover osteopathy (slow removal of old bone and its replacement by new bone)
  8. Rickets (softening of bones)
  9. Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)
  10. Irritability
10+ years:
  1. Back pain
  2. Abdominal discomfort
  3. Drowsiness
  4. Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)
  5. Bipolar disorder (mood disorder)
  6. Intracranial aneurysm (bulging, weak area in the wall of a cranial artery)
  7. Sedation
  8. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  9. Headache (pain in head)
  10. Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone)
not specified:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  3. Pain
  4. Headache (pain in head)
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Dizziness
  7. Drug ineffective
  8. Weakness
  9. Breathing difficulty
  10. Fall

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 1,048 people, 9.68%
  2. Pain : 768 people, 7.09%
  3. High Blood Pressure : 698 people, 6.45%
  4. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 618 people, 5.71%
  5. High Blood Cholesterol : 474 people, 4.38%
  6. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 461 people, 4.26%
  7. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 456 people, 4.21%
  8. Sleep Disorder : 360 people, 3.33%
  9. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 353 people, 3.26%
  10. Quit Smoking : 290 people, 2.68%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Synthroid (854 people, 7.89%)
  2. Xanax (844 people, 7.80%)
  3. Ambien (719 people, 6.64%)
  4. Humira (700 people, 6.47%)
  5. Lyrica (686 people, 6.34%)
  6. Seroquel (680 people, 6.28%)
  7. Nexium (660 people, 6.10%)
  8. Neurontin (639 people, 5.90%)
  9. Klonopin (584 people, 5.39%)
  10. Lipitor (556 people, 5.14%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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