Review: taking Lexapro and Valium together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Lexapro and Valium together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Valium. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,689 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 39,076 users)

Valium

Valium has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Valium 21,503 users)

On Jul, 21, 2016

1,689 people who take Lexapro, Valium are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lexapro and Valium drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Lexapro:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.0% - (3 of 13 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 30.0% - (4 of 13 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 66.0% - (8 of 12 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.0% - (6 of 23 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (5 of 10 people)
  • 10+ years: 71.0% - (5 of 7 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Valium:
  • < 1 month: 36.0% - (4 of 11 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 66.0% - (14 of 21 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 21.0% - (4 of 19 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 85.0% - (6 of 7 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.0% - (4 of 14 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 10+ years: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Lexapro:
  • female: 41.0% - (23 of 55 people)
  • male: 29.0% - (8 of 27 people)
Valium:
  • female: 47.0% - (27 of 57 people)
  • male: 40.0% - (9 of 22 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Lexapro:
  • 0-1: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 20-29: 44.0% - (4 of 9 people)
  • 30-39: 26.0% - (9 of 34 people)
  • 40-49: 35.0% - (5 of 14 people)
  • 50-59: 57.0% - (11 of 19 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
Valium:
  • 0-1: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 20-29: 60.0% - (6 of 10 people)
  • 30-39: 40.0% - (12 of 30 people)
  • 40-49: 35.0% - (5 of 14 people)
  • 50-59: 52.0% - (10 of 19 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • tremor
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • completed suicide
  • convulsion
  • palpitations
  • abnormal behaviour
  • decreased appetite
1 - 6 months:
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • suicidal ideation
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • dizziness
  • cough
  • emotional disorder
  • abnormal dreams
  • chest pain
6 - 12 months:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • agitation
  • cold sweat
  • completed suicide
  • depression
  • detoxification
  • drug ineffective
  • epigastric hernia
  • fever
1 - 2 years:
  • constipation
  • dental caries
  • drug abuse
  • sexual dysfunction
  • tooth fracture
  • testicular pain
  • weight increased
  • fatigue
  • anal haemorrhage
  • anxiety
2 - 5 years:
  • constipation
  • anaemia
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • anxiety
  • hypoaesthesia facial
  • occipital neuralgia
  • pain
  • withdrawal syndrome
  • basilar migraine
5 - 10 years:
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • insomnia
  • intentional overdose
  • leukopenia
  • acid reflux
  • aerophagia
  • anxiety
  • binge eating
10+ years:
  • perianal fungal infection
  • dry mouth
  • generalized anxiety disorder
  • halitosis
  • tinnitus
not specified:
  • pain
  • nausea
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • dizziness
  • vomiting
  • back pain

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • fall
  • vomiting
male:
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • suicidal ideation
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • pain
  • headache
  • insomnia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • pancreatitis
  • pharyngeal haemorrhage
10-19:
  • weight increased
  • anxiety
  • completed suicide
  • anal haemorrhage
  • epistaxis
  • scab
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • anger
  • disturbance in attention
20-29:
  • nausea
  • suicidal ideation
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • convulsion
  • overdose
  • diarrhoea
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • vomiting
30-39:
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • vomiting
  • diabetes mellitus
  • dizziness
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • pain
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
40-49:
  • depression
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • insomnia
  • diabetes mellitus
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • chest pain
  • anxiety
  • back pain
  • arthralgia
50-59:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • pain
  • nausea
  • fall
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • gait disturbance
  • chest pain
  • somnolence
60+:
  • pain
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • anaemia
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • asthenia
  • dyspnoea
  • dehydration
  • vomiting

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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