Review: taking Lexapro and Mirena together


Summary

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 218 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 39,066 users)

Mirena

Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Mirena 61,356 users)

On Jul, 27, 2016

218 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: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.0% - (3 of 23 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: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (5 of 5 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: 27.0% - (9 of 33 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: 83.0% - (5 of 6 people)
  • 30-39: 11.0% - (3 of 26 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
  • affect lability
  • procedural pain
  • abdominal pain lower
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • anger
  • automatism
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • chapped lips
1 - 6 months:
  • device dislocation
  • procedural pain
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • incision site pruritus
  • iucd complication
  • rash
  • abdominal pain
  • anxiety
  • blindness transient
  • depression
6 - 12 months:
  • abdominal pain
  • abortion spontaneous
  • acne
  • alopecia
  • amenorrhoea
  • back pain
  • blood pressure systolic increased
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • headaches
1 - 2 years:
  • sleep walking
  • abdominal pain
  • aggression
  • agitation aggravated
  • anxiety disorder
  • breathing difficulty
  • depression
  • endometrial cancer
  • hair thinning
  • infection - kidney
2 - 5 years:
  • pregnancy with contraceptive device
  • abortion spontaneous
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • dissociation
  • hallucination, visual
  • lactation disorder
  • menstruation delayed
  • pain - joints
  • pain - muscles
5 - 10 years:
  • amenorrhoea
  • arrhythmia
  • arthralgia
  • chest pain
  • contusion
  • fall
  • headache
  • hypoaesthesia facial
  • hypomenorrhoea
  • libido decreased
10+ years:
  • affect lability
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • anger
  • automatism
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • chapped lips
  • completed suicide
  • delirium
  • discomfort
not specified:
  • sleep walking
  • abdominal pain
  • weight increased
  • amenorrhoea
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • iucd complication
  • procedural pain
  • headache
  • urinary tract infection

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • sleep walking
  • abdominal pain
  • weight increased
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • urinary tract infection
  • menstruation irregular
  • procedural pain
  • aggression
  • agitation aggravated
male:
  • affect lability
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • anger
  • automatism
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • chapped lips
  • completed suicide
  • delirium
  • discomfort

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • affect lability
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • anger
  • automatism
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • chapped lips
  • completed suicide
  • delirium
  • discomfort
20-29:
  • menstruation irregular
  • iucd complication
  • pain
  • pelvic pain
  • procedural pain
  • amenorrhoea
  • headache
  • metrorrhagia
  • pregnancy with contraceptive device
  • abdominal pain lower
30-39:
  • sleep walking
  • abdominal pain
  • urinary tract infection
  • weight increased
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • aggression
  • agitation aggravated
  • anxiety disorder
  • breathing difficulty
40-49:
  • abdominal pain lower
  • procedural pain
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • menorrhagia
  • device dislocation
  • medical device complication
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • incision site pruritus
  • rash
  • iucd complication
50-59:
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • gait disturbance
  • loss of consciousness
  • nausea
  • pain in extremity
  • speech disorder
  • thrombosis
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • weight increased
60+:
  • abdominal distension
  • abnormal dreams
  • bronchitis
  • eye pain
  • eye swelling
  • flatulence
  • hypersensitivity
  • nasopharyngitis
  • ocular hyperaemia
  • sinusitis

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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