Review: taking Lexapro and Geodon together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Lexapro and Geodon together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Geodon. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 923 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 43,172 users)

Geodon

Geodon has active ingredients of ziprasidone hydrochloride. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Geodon 15,924 users)

On Aug, 19, 2016

923 people who take Lexapro, Geodon are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lexapro and Geodon drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Lexapro:
  • < 1 month: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 5 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.0% - (1 of 7 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 36.0% - (4 of 11 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 10+ years: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Geodon:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 5 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 71.0% - (5 of 7 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Lexapro:
  • female: 40.0% - (9 of 22 people)
  • male: 10.0% - (1 of 10 people)
Geodon:
  • female: 33.0% - (7 of 21 people)
  • male: 33.0% - (2 of 6 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% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 20-29: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 30-39: 25.0% - (2 of 8 people)
  • 40-49: 55.0% - (5 of 9 people)
  • 50-59: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Geodon:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 10-19: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 30-39: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • 40-49: 44.0% - (4 of 9 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • pain in extremity
  • oedema peripheral
  • insomnia
  • cardio-respiratory arrest
  • fall
  • swollen tongue
  • dyskinesia
  • extrapyramidal disorder
  • anaphylactic shock
  • fatigue
1 - 6 months:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • depression
  • overdose
  • hallucination
  • insomnia
  • suicidal ideation
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • diabetes mellitus
  • confusional state
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
6 - 12 months:
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • weight increased
  • diabetes mellitus
  • serotonin syndrome
  • insomnia
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • agitation
  • antisocial behaviour
  • anxiety aggravated
  • constipation
1 - 2 years:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • arthralgia
  • weight increased
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • hyperglycaemia
  • blood glucose increased
  • cough
  • diplopia
2 - 5 years:
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • diabetes mellitus
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • obesity
  • chest pain
  • depression
5 - 10 years:
  • lactic acidosis
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • organ failure
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • cardiac hypertrophy
  • fall
  • hepatic cirrhosis
  • humerus fracture
10+ years:
  • depression
  • dry mouth
  • halitosis
  • tinnitus
not specified:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • depression
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • weight increased
  • obesity
  • suicidal ideation
  • dyspnoea
  • hypertension
  • fall

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • depression
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • obesity
  • fall
  • weight increased
  • hypertension
  • dyspnoea
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome
male:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • insomnia
  • suicidal ideation
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • anxiety
  • depression

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • apathy
  • asthenia
  • back pain
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • calculus ureteric
  • decreased appetite
  • depression
  • diabetes mellitus insulin-dependent
10-19:
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression
  • drug ineffective
  • suicide attempt
  • tremor
  • hallucination
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • anxiety
  • weight increased
  • overdose
20-29:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • pain
  • abdominal pain
  • pulmonary embolism
  • weight increased
  • anxiety
  • cholelithiasis
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • depression
30-39:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • obesity
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • depression
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • weight increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
40-49:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • obesity
  • weight increased
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • pancreatitis
  • abdominal pain upper
50-59:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • weight increased
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • major depression
  • bipolar disorder
  • blood triglycerides increased
60+:
  • fall
  • humerus fracture
  • lactic acidosis
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • dyspnoea
  • organ failure
  • renal failure
  • pyrexia
  • cardiac hypertrophy

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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