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 321 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)

Mirena

Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Mirena 73,281 users)

On Aug, 20, 2016

321 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
  • pelvic pain
  • abdominal pain lower
  • affect lability
  • nausea
  • procedural pain
  • abdominal pain
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • anger
1 - 6 months:
  • device dislocation
  • anxiety
  • procedural pain
  • injury
  • uterine perforation
  • depression
  • emotional distress
  • pain
  • abdominal pain
  • device expulsion
6 - 12 months:
  • abdominal pain
  • alopecia
  • device expulsion
  • dizziness
  • gait disturbance
  • general physical health deterioration
  • pyrexia
  • uterine perforation
  • abdominal pain lower
  • abortion spontaneous
1 - 2 years:
  • sleep walking
  • depression
  • abdominal pain
  • urinary tract infection
  • aggression
  • agitation aggravated
  • anxiety disorder
  • breathing difficulty
  • endometrial cancer
  • hair thinning
2 - 5 years:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • pregnancy with contraceptive device
  • uterine perforation
  • abdominal pain
  • abortion spontaneous
  • emotional distress
  • injury
  • pelvic pain
  • abdominal pain lower
5 - 10 years:
  • genital haemorrhage
  • injury
  • uterine perforation
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal pain lower
  • amenorrhoea
  • anxiety
  • arrhythmia
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
10+ years:
  • affect lability
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • anger
  • automatism
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • chapped lips
  • completed suicide
  • delirium
  • discomfort
not specified:
  • depression
  • drug ineffective
  • pain
  • abdominal pain
  • headache
  • sleep walking
  • weight increased
  • fatigue
  • menstruation irregular
  • nausea

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • depression
  • abdominal pain
  • sleep walking
  • menstruation irregular
  • pain
  • weight increased
  • headache
  • drug ineffective
  • pelvic pain
  • urinary tract infection
male:
  • affect lability
  • aggression
  • anger
  • agitation
  • automatism
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • chapped lips
  • completed suicide
  • delirium
  • depression

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
  • pain
  • pelvic pain
  • depression
  • iucd complication
  • procedural pain
  • anxiety
  • metrorrhagia
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain lower
30-39:
  • sleep walking
  • abdominal pain
  • depression
  • urinary tract infection
  • weight increased
  • aggression
  • insomnia
  • agitation aggravated
  • anxiety disorder
  • breathing difficulty
40-49:
  • abdominal pain lower
  • procedural pain
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • menorrhagia
  • pain
  • device dislocation
  • drug ineffective
  • medical device complication
  • depression
  • haemoglobin decreased
50-59:
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • pain in extremity
  • drug ineffective
  • gait disturbance
  • hot flush
  • loss of consciousness
  • pyrexia
60+:
  • pain
  • depression
  • drug ineffective
  • headache
  • application site rash
  • hypersensitivity
  • weight decreased
  • application site erythema
  • application site pain
  • bone pain

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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