Review: taking Lexapro and Savella together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Lexapro and Savella together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Savella. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 101 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 44,435 users)

Savella

Savella has active ingredients of milnacipran hydrochloride. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from Savella 3,976 users)

On Aug, 27, 2016

101 people who take Lexapro, Savella are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lexapro and Savella drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

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

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Lexapro:
  • female: 22.0% - (2 of 9 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Savella:
  • female: 25.0% - (2 of 8 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: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Savella:
  • 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: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • feeling abnormal
  • hyperhidrosis
  • headache
  • palpitations
  • tremor
  • abdominal pain
  • nausea
  • asthenia
  • multiple drug overdose intentional
  • suicidal ideation
1 - 6 months:
  • depression
  • panic attack
  • aggression
  • apathy
  • blepharospasm
  • blood glucose decreased
  • derealisation
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • feeling abnormal
  • hyperreflexia
1 - 2 years:
  • anxiety aggravated
2 - 5 years:
  • feeling abnormal
  • aggression
  • apathy
  • blepharospasm
  • blood glucose decreased
  • depression
  • derealisation
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • hyperreflexia
  • mania
not specified:
  • headache
  • hyperhidrosis
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • decreased appetite
  • flushing
  • diarrhoea
  • dyspnoea
  • anxiety
  • asterixis

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • headache
  • hyperhidrosis
  • dyspnoea
  • feeling abnormal
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • ileus
  • palpitations
  • asthenia
  • flushing
male:
  • aggression
  • apathy
  • blepharospasm
  • blood glucose decreased
  • depression
  • derealisation
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • feeling abnormal
  • hyperreflexia
  • mania

Most common drug interactions by age *:

20-29:
  • aggression
  • apathy
  • blepharospasm
  • blood glucose decreased
  • depression
  • derealisation
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • feeling abnormal
  • hyperreflexia
  • mania
30-39:
  • decreased appetite
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • hyperkalaemia
  • suicidal ideation
  • adverse drug reaction
  • extrapyramidal disorder
  • anger
  • depression
  • disorientation
40-49:
  • headache
  • dyspnoea
  • flushing
  • palpitations
  • feeling abnormal
  • heart rate increased
  • diarrhoea
  • pruritus
  • tremor
  • anaphylactic reaction
50-59:
  • hyperhidrosis
  • ileus
  • nausea
  • renal failure acute
  • abdominal pain
  • fatigue
  • leukocytosis
  • multiple drug overdose intentional
  • suicide attempt
  • activities of daily living impaired
60+:
  • feeling abnormal
  • headache
  • myoclonus
  • spinal column stenosis
  • hot flush
  • asthenia
  • cough
  • depression
  • dyspnoea
  • infusion related reaction

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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