Escitalopram and Acute psychosis - from FDA reports


Acute psychosis is found among people who take Escitalopram, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Stelara, and have Parkinson's disease. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 28,119 people who have side effects when taking Escitalopram from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 10, 2018

28,119 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram.
Among them, 13 people (0.05%) have Acute psychosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Escitalopram cause Acute psychosis?

Time on Escitalopram when people have Acute psychosis *:

Gender of people who have Acute psychosis when taking Escitalopram *:

  • female: 16.67 %
  • male: 83.33 %

Age of people who have Acute psychosis when taking Escitalopram *:

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Parkinson's Disease: 5 people, 38.46%
  2. Psychotic Disorder: 3 people, 23.08%
  3. Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin): 3 people, 23.08%
  4. Preventive Health Care: 3 people, 23.08%
  5. Sleep Disorder: 1 person, 7.69%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Zyprexa: 3 people, 23.08%
  2. Stelara: 3 people, 23.08%
  3. Carbidopa And Levodopa: 2 people, 15.38%
  4. Triticum: 1 person, 7.69%
  5. Seroquel: 1 person, 7.69%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Paranoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur): 2 people, 15.38%
  2. Withdrawal Syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance): 1 person, 7.69%
  3. Leukopenia (less number of white blood cells in blood): 1 person, 7.69%
  4. Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection): 1 person, 7.69%
  5. Antisocial Personality Disorder: 1 person, 7.69%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study



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