Review: taking Lexapro and Mirena together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Lexapro and Mirena together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Mirena. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 489 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)

Mirena

Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Mirena 92,673 users)

On Sep, 17, 2016

489 people who take Lexapro, Mirena are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lexapro and Mirena drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Lexapro:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Mirena:
  • < 1 month: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (4 of 4 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Lexapro:
  • female: 57.0% - (8 of 14 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Mirena:
  • female: 84.0% - (11 of 13 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Lexapro:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 66.0% - (4 of 6 people)
  • 30-39: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Mirena:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 83.0% - (5 of 6 people)
  • 30-39: 80.0% - (4 of 5 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • menstruation irregular
  • nausea
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • pelvic pain
  • dysmenorrhoea
  • abdominal pain lower
  • affect lability
  • procedural pain
  • abdominal pain
  • aggression
1 - 6 months:
  • injury
  • uterine perforation
  • device dislocation
  • anxiety
  • emotional distress
  • pain
  • pelvic pain
  • abdominal pain
  • depression
  • procedural pain
6 - 12 months:
  • injury
  • uterine perforation
  • anxiety
  • abdominal pain
  • emotional distress
  • pain
  • device dislocation
  • general physical health deterioration
  • infection
  • anhedonia
1 - 2 years:
  • sleep walking
  • depression
  • abdominal pain
  • injury
  • uterine perforation
  • anxiety
  • urinary tract infection
  • aggression
  • agitation aggravated
  • anxiety disorder
2 - 5 years:
  • uterine perforation
  • injury
  • anxiety
  • emotional distress
  • depression
  • pelvic pain
  • abdominal pain
  • genital haemorrhage
  • pain
  • medical device discomfort
5 - 10 years:
  • injury
  • uterine perforation
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • drug ineffective
  • general physical health deterioration
  • pregnancy with contraceptive device
  • abdominal pain
  • device dislocation
  • pain
10+ years:
  • affect lability
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • anger
  • automatism
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • chapped lips
  • completed suicide
  • delirium
  • discomfort
not specified:
  • pain
  • depression
  • injury
  • drug ineffective
  • abdominal pain
  • uterine perforation
  • anxiety
  • emotional distress
  • pelvic pain
  • headache

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • injury
  • uterine perforation
  • depression
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • abdominal pain
  • emotional distress
  • pelvic pain
  • drug ineffective
  • device dislocation
male:
  • adverse event
  • pyrexia
  • withdrawal syndrome
  • affect lability
  • aggression
  • anger
  • agitation
  • automatism
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • chapped lips

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • depression
  • affect lability
  • menstruation irregular
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • anger
  • automatism
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • chapped lips
  • completed suicide
20-29:
  • injury
  • uterine perforation
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • emotional distress
  • pelvic pain
  • abdominal pain
  • depression
  • device dislocation
  • menstruation irregular
30-39:
  • sleep walking
  • depression
  • abdominal pain
  • uterine perforation
  • injury
  • weight increased
  • urinary tract infection
  • aggression
  • insomnia
  • anxiety
40-49:
  • pain
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal pain lower
  • drug ineffective
  • procedural pain
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • device dislocation
  • injury
  • menorrhagia
50-59:
  • pyrexia
  • adverse event
  • withdrawal syndrome
  • drug ineffective
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • injury
  • pain
  • abdominal pain lower
60+:
  • drug ineffective
  • pain
  • depression
  • headache
  • weight decreased
  • application site rash
  • hypersensitivity
  • anxiety
  • emotional distress
  • application site erythema

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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