Escitalopram oxalate and Emotional distress - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Emotional distress is found among people who take Escitalopram oxalate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Escitalopram oxalate and have Emotional distress. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 13,388 people who have side effects when taking Escitalopram oxalate from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Sep, 27, 2022

13,388 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram oxalate.
Among them, 66 people (0.49%) have Emotional distress.

What is Escitalopram oxalate?

Escitalopram oxalate has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. eHealthMe is studying from 13,805 Escitalopram oxalate users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Emotional distress?

Emotional distress is found to be associated with 2,639 drugs and 1,924 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Escitalopram oxalate and Emotional distress reports submitted per year:

Could Escitalopram oxalate cause Emotional distress?

Time on Escitalopram oxalate when people have Emotional distress *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Emotional distress when taking Escitalopram oxalate *:

  • female: 57.81 %
  • male: 42.19 %

Age of people who have Emotional distress when taking Escitalopram oxalate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.22 %
  • 20-29: 6.67 %
  • 30-39: 6.67 %
  • 40-49: 22.22 %
  • 50-59: 35.56 %
  • 60+: 26.67 %

Common drugs people take besides Escitalopram oxalate *:

  1. Isentress: 15 people, 22.73%
  2. Lexapro: 12 people, 18.18%
  3. Truvada: 12 people, 18.18%
  4. Hydroxyzine: 11 people, 16.67%
  5. Atripla: 10 people, 15.15%
  6. Wellbutrin: 10 people, 15.15%
  7. Epivir: 9 people, 13.64%
  8. Crestor: 9 people, 13.64%
  9. Sandostatin: 9 people, 13.64%
  10. Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim: 8 people, 12.12%

Common side effects people have besides Emotional distress *:

  1. Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable): 25 people, 37.88%
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 25 people, 37.88%
  3. Pain: 23 people, 34.85%
  4. Weakness: 17 people, 25.76%
  5. Suicidal Ideation: 17 people, 25.76%
  6. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 16 people, 24.24%
  7. Mental Disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability): 16 people, 24.24%
  8. Diarrhea: 15 people, 22.73%
  9. Chronic Kidney Disease: 15 people, 22.73%
  10. Pain In Extremity: 14 people, 21.21%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Hiv Infection: 19 people, 28.79%
  2. Pain: 12 people, 18.18%
  3. Neuroendocrine Tumor: 10 people, 15.15%
  4. High Blood Pressure: 8 people, 12.12%
  5. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 7 people, 10.61%
  6. Major Depression (a mood state that goes well beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. it is a serious medical illness that affects one's thoughts, feelings): 6 people, 9.09%
  7. Affective Disorder (mental disorder): 6 people, 9.09%
  8. Asthma: 6 people, 9.09%
  9. Iron Deficiency: 6 people, 9.09%
  10. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 6 people, 9.09%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Escitalopram oxalate and have Emotional distress?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on escitalopram oxalate (the active ingredients of Escitalopram oxalate) and Escitalopram oxalate (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

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