Lexapro and Choking sensation - from FDA reports

Choking sensation is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Gastroesophageal reflux disease. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 57,727 people who have side effects when taking Lexapro from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 14, 2018

57,727 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 29 people (0.05%) have Choking sensation

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Choking sensation?

Time on Lexapro when people have Choking sensation *:

Gender of people who have Choking sensation when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 86.21 %
  • male: 13.79 %

Age of people who have Choking sensation when taking Lexapro *:

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 8 people, 27.59%
  2. High Blood Pressure: 7 people, 24.14%
  3. High Blood Cholesterol: 6 people, 20.69%
  4. 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): 4 people, 13.79%
  5. Sleep Disorder: 4 people, 13.79%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Xanax: 7 people, 24.14%
  2. Aspirin: 6 people, 20.69%
  3. Prilosec: 5 people, 17.24%
  4. Yasmin: 5 people, 17.24%
  5. Metoprolol Succinate: 5 people, 17.24%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Breathing Difficulty: 15 people, 51.72%
  2. Abdominal Pain Upper: 7 people, 24.14%
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 7 people, 24.14%
  4. Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely): 6 people, 20.69%
  5. Feeling Abnormal: 6 people, 20.69%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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