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Lexapro vs Luvox for a male patient aged 45

Summary: 2,311 male patients aged 45 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized comparison of Lexapro vs Luvox for a male aged 45. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,526 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Luvox (latest outcomes from 7,413 users) has active ingredients of fluvoxamine maleate. It is often used in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

On May, 1, 2015: 2,311 male patients aged 40 who take the same drugs are studied in Lexapro vs Luvox

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male40OCD

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lexapro escitalopram oxalateForest Labs
Luvox fluvoxamine maleateSolvay

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 40 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lexapro (Forest Labs)Luvox (Solvay)
DepressionNausea
Diabetes MellitusPyrexia
FatigueNeuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
NauseaAggression
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusInsomnia
AnxietyAgitation
Completed SuicideSerotonin Syndrome
InsomniaAlanine Aminotransferase Increased
Suicidal IdeationAspartate Aminotransferase Increased
DizzinessBlood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lexapro (Forest Labs)Luvox (Solvay)
DepressionGamma-glutamyltransferase Increased
Erectile DysfunctionDizziness
FatigueDiarrhoea
BelligerenceAsthenia
ItchingIrritability
AmnesiaHyperlipidaemia
Diabetes MellitusRash
Personality ChangeNerve Injury
ChillsPneumonia Bacterial
InsomniaNeuropathy Peripheral

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lexapro3.69%23.04%42.40%24.42%6.45%
Luvox8.33%12.50%25.00%37.50%16.67%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is often used to treat depression. Luvox (fluvoxamine maleate) is often used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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