Review: taking Lexapro and Seroquel xr together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Lexapro and Seroquel xr together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Seroquel xr. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 5,325 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 52,598 users)

Seroquel Xr

Seroquel xr has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel xr 10,293 users)

On Sep, 20, 2016

5,325 people who take Lexapro, Seroquel Xr are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lexapro and Seroquel xr drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Lexapro:
  • < 1 month: 16.0% - (3 of 18 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.0% - (11 of 38 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 38.0% - (10 of 26 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 23.0% - (7 of 30 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 32.0% - (12 of 37 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (9 of 18 people)
  • 10+ years: 18.0% - (2 of 11 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
Seroquel Xr:
  • < 1 month: 15.0% - (4 of 26 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.0% - (13 of 35 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 45.0% - (9 of 20 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 45.0% - (17 of 37 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 60.0% - (20 of 33 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 66.0% - (14 of 21 people)
  • 10+ years: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)
  • not specified: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Lexapro:
  • female: 33.0% - (40 of 118 people)
  • male: 21.0% - (14 of 64 people)
Seroquel Xr:
  • female: 46.0% - (54 of 117 people)
  • male: 41.0% - (26 of 62 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Lexapro:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 18.0% - (3 of 16 people)
  • 20-29: 31.0% - (13 of 41 people)
  • 30-39: 34.0% - (13 of 38 people)
  • 40-49: 30.0% - (12 of 39 people)
  • 50-59: 34.0% - (10 of 29 people)
  • 60+: 16.0% - (3 of 18 people)
Seroquel Xr:
  • 0-1: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 28.0% - (4 of 14 people)
  • 20-29: 33.0% - (14 of 42 people)
  • 30-39: 52.0% - (20 of 38 people)
  • 40-49: 51.0% - (19 of 37 people)
  • 50-59: 64.0% - (18 of 28 people)
  • 60+: 21.0% - (4 of 19 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • suicidal ideation
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • somnolence
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • suicide attempt
  • diabetes mellitus
  • agitation
  • arrhythmia
  • depression
  • insomnia
1 - 6 months:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • insomnia
  • chest pain
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • obesity
  • type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • depression
6 - 12 months:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • obesity
  • weight increased
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • thrombosis
  • chest pain
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • abdominal pain upper
1 - 2 years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • hyperglycaemia
  • obesity
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • pancreatitis
  • back pain
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • suicidal ideation
2 - 5 years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • pancreatitis
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • obesity
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • suicidal ideation
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • weight increased
5 - 10 years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • obesity
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • hyperglycaemia
  • suicidal ideation
  • blood triglycerides increased
10+ years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • diabetes mellitus
  • dizziness
  • somnolence
  • asthenia
  • cholelithiasis
  • dehydration
  • urinary tract infection
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
not specified:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • weight increased
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • anxiety
  • suicidal ideation
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • pancreatitis

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • weight increased
  • obesity
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • pancreatitis
  • hyperglycaemia
male:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • anxiety
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • weight increased
  • insomnia
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • somnolence

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • drug withdrawal syndrome neonatal
  • premature baby
  • diabetes mellitus
  • pancreatitis
  • suicidal ideation
  • neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  • trismus
  • depression
  • escherichia sepsis
2-9:
  • tic
  • diarrhoea
  • abnormal behaviour
  • jaw disorder
  • throat irritation
  • tremor
  • suicidal ideation
  • anxiety
  • mood swings
  • anger
10-19:
  • suicidal ideation
  • diabetes mellitus
  • abnormal behaviour
  • weight increased
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • mania
  • bipolar disorder
  • dystonia
  • somnolence
  • aggression
20-29:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • insomnia
  • overdose
  • suicidal ideation
  • back pain
  • abdominal pain
  • headache
  • dizziness
30-39:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • weight increased
  • obesity
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • pancreatitis
  • hyperglycaemia
  • depression
40-49:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • obesity
  • weight increased
  • pancreatitis
  • arthralgia
50-59:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • hyperglycaemia
  • obesity
  • weight increased
  • somnolence
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • insomnia
  • anxiety
60+:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • fall
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • confusional state
  • suicidal ideation
  • weight decreased
  • dizziness

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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