Review: taking Lexapro and Ativan together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Lexapro and Ativan together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Ativan. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,892 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)

Ativan

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Ativan 46,005 users)

On Sep, 17, 2016

4,892 people who take Lexapro, Ativan are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lexapro and Ativan drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Lexapro:
  • < 1 month: 8.0% - (2 of 25 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.0% - (8 of 28 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 38.0% - (7 of 18 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 40.0% - (9 of 22 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.0% - (5 of 30 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.0% - (5 of 15 people)
  • 10+ years: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Ativan:
  • < 1 month: 34.0% - (9 of 26 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.0% - (7 of 30 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 40.0% - (10 of 25 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 56.0% - (13 of 23 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0% - (13 of 26 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 46.0% - (7 of 15 people)
  • 10+ years: 60.0% - (6 of 10 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Lexapro:
  • female: 28.0% - (28 of 100 people)
  • male: 26.0% - (12 of 46 people)
Ativan:
  • female: 43.0% - (47 of 107 people)
  • male: 36.0% - (18 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: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 20-29: 39.0% - (11 of 28 people)
  • 30-39: 23.0% - (6 of 26 people)
  • 40-49: 29.0% - (10 of 34 people)
  • 50-59: 26.0% - (7 of 26 people)
  • 60+: 13.0% - (4 of 29 people)
Ativan:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 20-29: 58.0% - (17 of 29 people)
  • 30-39: 51.0% - (15 of 29 people)
  • 40-49: 43.0% - (16 of 37 people)
  • 50-59: 24.0% - (6 of 25 people)
  • 60+: 30.0% - (10 of 33 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • suicide attempt
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • somnolence
  • restlessness
  • vomiting
  • agitation
  • asthenia
  • hyponatraemia
  • intentional overdose
1 - 6 months:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • tremor
  • agitation
  • suicidal ideation
  • depressed level of consciousness
  • dyspepsia
  • fatigue
  • asthenia
  • headache
6 - 12 months:
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • hypospadias
  • small for dates baby
  • diabetes mellitus
  • nausea
  • pulmonary embolism
  • ammonia increased
  • mental disorder
  • pain
  • suicidal ideation
1 - 2 years:
  • hypoaesthesia
  • anxiety
  • brain stem infarction
  • dysarthria
  • facial paresis
  • paraesthesia
  • paresis
  • cholelithiasis
  • dyspnoea
  • pulmonary embolism
2 - 5 years:
  • blurred vision
  • abdominal bloating
  • anxiety
  • decreased appetite
  • difficulty breathing
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • nausea in the morning - females
  • depression
  • suicidal ideation
  • fatigue
5 - 10 years:
  • coronary artery disease
  • elevated mood
  • erectile dysfunction
  • major depressive disorder
  • polymyalgia rheumatica
  • ptsd
  • sleep apnea
  • tinnitus
  • anxiety
  • depression
10+ years:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • angular cheilitis
  • gum pain
  • hair loss
  • headache - migraine without aura
  • oral pain
  • pain - joints
  • pain - muscles
  • swallowing painful
not specified:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • diarrhoea
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • fall
  • vomiting

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • headache
  • dyspnoea
  • fall
  • vomiting
male:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • anaemia
  • pneumonia
  • back pain
  • dizziness

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • suicidal ideation
  • hypospadias
  • small for dates baby
  • anaemia
  • constipation
  • dyspnoea
  • ovarian cyst
  • tachycardia
  • urinary tract infection
2-9:
  • axillary mass
  • blood glucose
  • bone pain
  • breast cancer
  • disorientation
  • dizziness
  • drug toxicity
  • fall
  • haematocrit
  • headache
10-19:
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • convulsion
  • depression
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
  • cholelithiasis
  • headache
  • injury
  • pain
  • anxiety
20-29:
  • headache
  • diabetes mellitus
  • vomiting
  • suicidal ideation
  • anxiety
  • urinary tract infection
  • insomnia
  • dyspnoea
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain upper
30-39:
  • anxiety
  • diabetes mellitus
  • headache
  • depression
  • nausea
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • pain
  • chest pain
  • fatigue
  • constipation
40-49:
  • nausea
  • pain
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diarrhoea
  • dyspnoea
  • vomiting
  • fatigue
50-59:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • nausea
  • headache
  • anaemia
  • depression
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • bone disorder
  • diarrhoea
60+:
  • anxiety
  • diarrhoea
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • pain
  • fall
  • asthenia
  • dyspnoea
  • depression
  • pneumonia

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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