Review: taking Lexapro and Abilify together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Lexapro and Abilify together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Abilify. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,914 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 52,596 users)

Abilify

Abilify has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Abilify 51,148 users)

On Sep, 15, 2016

2,914 people who take Lexapro, Abilify are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lexapro and Abilify drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Lexapro:
  • < 1 month: 14.0% - (1 of 7 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.0% - (6 of 25 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 31.0% - (5 of 16 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.0% - (4 of 23 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 38.0% - (16 of 42 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 40.0% - (4 of 10 people)
  • 10+ years: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • not specified: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
Abilify:
  • < 1 month: 17.0% - (4 of 23 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.0% - (12 of 40 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 41.0% - (5 of 12 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.0% - (3 of 17 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 36.0% - (7 of 19 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 71.0% - (5 of 7 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Lexapro:
  • female: 34.0% - (27 of 78 people)
  • male: 24.0% - (13 of 54 people)
Abilify:
  • female: 30.0% - (22 of 73 people)
  • male: 32.0% - (16 of 49 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Lexapro:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 21.0% - (4 of 19 people)
  • 20-29: 30.0% - (7 of 23 people)
  • 30-39: 36.0% - (12 of 33 people)
  • 40-49: 25.0% - (7 of 27 people)
  • 50-59: 31.0% - (7 of 22 people)
  • 60+: 37.0% - (3 of 8 people)
Abilify:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 11.0% - (2 of 18 people)
  • 20-29: 31.0% - (7 of 22 people)
  • 30-39: 31.0% - (10 of 32 people)
  • 40-49: 45.0% - (10 of 22 people)
  • 50-59: 30.0% - (6 of 20 people)
  • 60+: 37.0% - (3 of 8 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • intentional overdose
  • suicide attempt
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • suicidal ideation
  • fatigue
  • overdose
  • tremor
  • somnolence
1 - 6 months:
  • depression
  • suicidal ideation
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • diabetes mellitus
  • overdose
  • suicide attempt
  • weight increased
  • hallucination
6 - 12 months:
  • tremor
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • depression
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • insomnia
  • confusional state
  • diabetes mellitus
  • dyskinesia
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
1 - 2 years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • obesity
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • weight increased
  • chest pain
  • sleep apnoea syndrome
  • tardive dyskinesia
  • convulsion
  • diabetic neuropathy
2 - 5 years:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • breast pain
  • chest pain
  • pancreatitis
  • hyperglycaemia
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression
  • nipple pain
5 - 10 years:
  • suicidal ideation
  • chest pain
  • dysmenorrhoea
  • dyspnoea
  • menorrhagia
  • pain
  • pulmonary embolism
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • neuropathy peripheral
10+ years:
  • depression
  • weight increased
  • diabetes mellitus
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • abdominal pain
  • arthritis
  • back injury
  • blindness
  • breast mass
not specified:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • suicidal ideation
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • drug ineffective
  • chest pain

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • depression
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • anxiety
  • dizziness
  • suicidal ideation
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
  • obesity
male:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • suicidal ideation
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • tardive dyskinesia
  • depression
  • chest pain
  • malaise

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • premature baby
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • foetal distress syndrome
  • neonatal asphyxia
  • tremor neonatal
  • ventricular septal defect
  • chorioamnionitis
  • congenital aortic anomaly
  • drug exposure via breast milk
2-9:
  • emotional distress
  • tic
  • aggression
  • weight increased
  • acne
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • colitis
  • crohn's disease
  • depression
10-19:
  • suicidal ideation
  • suicide attempt
  • depression
  • weight increased
  • abnormal behaviour
  • hallucination
  • aggression
  • anger
  • agitation
  • disturbance in attention
20-29:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • diabetes mellitus
  • overdose
  • pain
  • suicidal ideation
  • fatigue
  • vomiting
30-39:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • depression
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • weight increased
  • obesity
  • nausea
  • suicidal ideation
  • vomiting
  • blood triglycerides increased
40-49:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • obesity
  • depression
  • hypertension
  • anxiety
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • neuropathy peripheral
50-59:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • pain
60+:
  • dizziness
  • tardive dyskinesia
  • restlessness
  • tremor
  • headache
  • pneumonia
  • diabetes mellitus
  • dyskinesia
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • fall

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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