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 5,632 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 44,435 users)

Alprazolam

Alprazolam has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Alprazolam 42,785 users)

On Aug, 25, 2016

5,632 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: 36.0% - (22 of 61 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 60.0% - (14 of 23 people)
  • 10+ years: 41.0% - (10 of 24 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: 72.0% - (35 of 48 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 64.0% - (24 of 37 people)
  • 10+ years: 63.0% - (19 of 30 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Lexapro:
  • female: 31.0% - (65 of 204 people)
  • male: 24.0% - (20 of 83 people)
Alprazolam:
  • female: 51.0% - (107 of 209 people)
  • male: 55.0% - (47 of 84 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+: 18.0% - (6 of 32 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+: 42.0% - (15 of 35 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • nausea
  • asthenia
  • suicide attempt
  • depression
  • somnolence
  • dizziness
  • tremor
  • completed suicide
1 - 6 months:
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • rash
  • asthenia
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea
  • suicidal ideation
6 - 12 months:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • suicide attempt
  • suicidal ideation
  • tremor
  • agitation
  • intentional overdose
  • dizziness
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • aggression
1 - 2 years:
  • sleep walking
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • weight increased
  • abdominal pain
  • mood altered
  • aggression
  • agitation aggravated
  • anxiety disorder
  • breathing difficulty
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
  • night sweats
  • rash
  • suicidal ideation
  • sweating - excessive
  • abnormal behaviour
not specified:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • depression
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • vomiting
  • fall
  • diarrhoea
  • insomnia

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

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

Most common drug interactions by age *:

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

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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