Review: taking Lexapro and Alprazolam together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Lexapro and Alprazolam together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Alprazolam. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6,872 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)

Alprazolam

Alprazolam has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Alprazolam 54,885 users)

On Sep, 21, 2016

6,872 people who take Lexapro, Alprazolam are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lexapro and Alprazolam drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Lexapro:
  • < 1 month: 8.0% - (3 of 37 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.0% - (15 of 57 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.0% - (6 of 32 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 29.0% - (15 of 51 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 37.0% - (23 of 62 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 60.0% - (14 of 23 people)
  • 10+ years: 44.0% - (11 of 25 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
Alprazolam:
  • < 1 month: 35.0% - (14 of 40 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 47.0% - (24 of 51 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 47.0% - (17 of 36 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 42.0% - (21 of 49 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 73.0% - (36 of 49 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 64.0% - (24 of 37 people)
  • 10+ years: 64.0% - (20 of 31 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Lexapro:
  • female: 32.0% - (66 of 205 people)
  • male: 25.0% - (21 of 84 people)
Alprazolam:
  • female: 51.0% - (108 of 210 people)
  • male: 56.0% - (48 of 85 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Lexapro:
  • 0-1: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)
  • 20-29: 17.0% - (7 of 41 people)
  • 30-39: 34.0% - (22 of 64 people)
  • 40-49: 28.0% - (18 of 63 people)
  • 50-59: 35.0% - (28 of 79 people)
  • 60+: 23.0% - (8 of 34 people)
Alprazolam:
  • 0-1: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 20-29: 50.0% - (21 of 42 people)
  • 30-39: 54.0% - (35 of 64 people)
  • 40-49: 51.0% - (33 of 64 people)
  • 50-59: 55.0% - (45 of 81 people)
  • 60+: 45.0% - (17 of 37 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • suicide attempt
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • intentional overdose
  • nausea
  • asthenia
  • completed suicide
  • depression
  • somnolence
  • overdose
1 - 6 months:
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • nausea
  • rash
  • asthenia
  • diarrhoea
  • suicidal ideation
6 - 12 months:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • suicide attempt
  • agitation
  • intentional overdose
  • suicidal ideation
  • tremor
  • aggression
  • homicidal ideation
  • poor quality sleep
1 - 2 years:
  • sleep walking
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • weight increased
  • abdominal pain
  • mood altered
  • pain
  • aggression
  • agitation aggravated
  • anxiety disorder
2 - 5 years:
  • depression
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • sleep apnoea syndrome
  • suicide attempt
  • convulsion
  • hallucination
  • road traffic accident
  • hyperhidrosis
  • renal failure
5 - 10 years:
  • sleep walking
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • urinary tract infection
  • weight increased
  • aggression
  • abdominal pain
  • agitation aggravated
  • anxiety disorder
  • breathing difficulty
10+ years:
  • fatigue
  • bone and joint pain
  • shaking palsy
  • thrombocytopenia
  • depression
  • depression suicidal
  • dizziness
  • drug ineffective
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • night sweats
not specified:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • depression
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • fall
  • diarrhoea
  • vomiting
  • headache

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • depression
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • fall
  • headache
  • diarrhoea
  • insomnia
male:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • suicidal ideation
  • weight decreased

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • foetal growth restriction
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • feeling abnormal
  • retroplacental haematoma
  • stillbirth
  • atrial septal defect
  • chromosomal deletion
  • crying
  • cytogenetic abnormality
2-9:
  • anxiety
  • crying
  • fatigue
  • feeling abnormal
  • nervousness
  • psychomotor hyperactivity
  • somnolence
  • tic
  • autism
  • benign intracranial hypertension
10-19:
  • accidental overdose
  • mania
  • diarrhoea
  • nephritis allergic
  • renal failure acute
  • depression
  • abdominal pain
  • anaemia
  • faeces discoloured
  • nausea
20-29:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • injury
  • completed suicide
  • depression
  • pulmonary embolism
  • abdominal pain
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • nausea
30-39:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • nausea
  • pain
  • pulmonary embolism
  • weight increased
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • diabetes mellitus
40-49:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • nausea
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • headache
  • diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
50-59:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • nausea
  • depression
  • dyspnoea
  • arthralgia
  • fall
  • injury
  • fatigue
  • pyrexia
60+:
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • fall
  • nausea
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • depression
  • diarrhoea
  • asthenia
  • headache

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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