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 1,993 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 39,076 users)

Abilify

Abilify has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Abilify 29,792 users)

On Jul, 22, 2016

1,993 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: 26.0% - (8 of 30 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 36.0% - (7 of 19 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.0% - (4 of 25 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 40.0% - (18 of 45 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 42.0% - (6 of 14 people)
  • 10+ years: 44.0% - (4 of 9 people)
  • not specified: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
Abilify:
  • < 1 month: 18.0% - (5 of 27 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.0% - (14 of 47 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 46.0% - (6 of 13 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0% - (5 of 20 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 36.0% - (8 of 22 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: 38.0% - (35 of 92 people)
  • male: 23.0% - (14 of 59 people)
Abilify:
  • female: 32.0% - (28 of 87 people)
  • male: 32.0% - (17 of 53 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Lexapro:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 20.0% - (4 of 20 people)
  • 20-29: 30.0% - (8 of 26 people)
  • 30-39: 39.0% - (16 of 41 people)
  • 40-49: 25.0% - (7 of 27 people)
  • 50-59: 37.0% - (10 of 27 people)
  • 60+: 40.0% - (4 of 10 people)
Abilify:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 10.0% - (2 of 19 people)
  • 20-29: 34.0% - (9 of 26 people)
  • 30-39: 30.0% - (12 of 40 people)
  • 40-49: 45.0% - (10 of 22 people)
  • 50-59: 30.0% - (7 of 23 people)
  • 60+: 50.0% - (5 of 10 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

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

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • depression
  • weight increased
  • obesity
  • suicidal ideation
  • anxiety
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • dizziness
  • suicide attempt
male:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • suicidal ideation
  • anxiety
  • tardive dyskinesia
  • chest pain
  • convulsion
  • fatigue
  • neuropathy peripheral

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • premature baby
  • chorioamnionitis
  • drug exposure via breast milk
  • feeding disorder neonatal
  • intra-uterine death
  • failure to thrive
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • menstrual disorder
  • apathy
2-9:
  • tic
  • abdominal pain upper
  • aggression
  • anger
  • mood swings
  • tremor
  • skin hyperpigmentation
  • accidental overdose
  • agitation
  • asthenia
10-19:
  • suicide attempt
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression
  • hallucination
  • abnormal behaviour
  • agitation
  • aggression
  • anxiety
  • extrapyramidal disorder
  • paranoia
20-29:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • diabetes mellitus
  • overdose
  • fatigue
  • tremor
  • convulsion
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression
  • psychotic disorder
30-39:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • obesity
  • weight increased
  • depression
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • suicidal ideation
  • vomiting
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
40-49:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • obesity
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • weight increased
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • depression
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • hypertension
  • anxiety
50-59:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • depression
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • vomiting
  • blood glucose increased
60+:
  • dizziness
  • tardive dyskinesia
  • diabetes mellitus
  • headache
  • pneumonia
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • mental impairment
  • nervousness
  • restlessness
  • abnormal behaviour

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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