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Lexapro vs Luvox, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 44

This is personalized comparison of Lexapro vs Luvox for a male aged 44. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,417 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Luvox (latest outcomes from 7,404 users) has active ingredients of fluvoxamine maleate. It is often used in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 2,304 male patients aged 40 who take the same drugs are studied in Lexapro vs Luvox

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

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 (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Pyrexia (fever)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Aggression
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusInsomnia (sleeplessness)
AnxietyAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Serotonin Syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
DizzinessAspartate Aminotransferase Increased
Suicidal IdeationDepression

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)
Erectile DysfunctionGamma-glutamyltransferase Increased
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Diarrhoea
Belligerence (aggressive or warlike behaviour)Asthenia (weakness)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Irritability
Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood)
Personality ChangeRash (redness)
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Nerve Injury
Clamminess (moist, sticky, and cold to the touch)Pneumonia Bacterial (pneumonia associated with bacterial infection)
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedNeuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)

Drug effectiveness:

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

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:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

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

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

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