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Review: taking Lexapro and Abilify together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Lexapro and Abilify together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Abilify. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,933 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.


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On Mar, 31, 2015: 1,933 people who take Lexapro, Abilify are studied

Lexapro, Abilify outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
- Abilify (aripiprazole)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lexapro is effective16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
(6 of 21 people)
(4 of 15 people)
(4 of 21 people)
(12 of 37 people)
(4 of 8 people)
(3 of 7 people)
(1 of 2 people)
Abilify is effective14.29%
(3 of 21 people)
(12 of 36 people)
(5 of 12 people)
(3 of 17 people)
(5 of 15 people)
(5 of 6 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(2 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Lexapro is effective35.82%
(24 of 67 people)
(11 of 50 people)
Abilify is effective32.31%
(21 of 65 people)
(14 of 46 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

Lexapro is effectiven/an/a16.67%
(4 of 24 people)
(6 of 31 people)
(10 of 39 people)
(7 of 57 people)
(6 of 53 people)
(2 of 11 people)
Abilify is effectiven/an/a8.70%
(2 of 23 people)
(7 of 32 people)
(8 of 39 people)
(10 of 52 people)
(5 of 51 people)
(3 of 11 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DepressionType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusSuicidal IdeationDiabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
Suicide AttemptSuicidal IdeationWeight IncreasedObesityType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusWeight IncreasedType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Intentional OverdoseDepressionDepressionBlood Cholesterol IncreasedNeuropathy PeripheralDysmenorrhoeaDepressionDepression
DizzinessDiabetes MellitusDiabetic NeuropathyDiabetes MellitusChest PainNeuropathy PeripheralCryingWeight Increased
AnxietyHallucinationTremorWeight IncreasedHyperglycaemiaChest PainCholelithiasisSuicidal Ideation
TremorAnxietySuicide AttemptTardive DyskinesiaPancreatitisPainChest PainAnxiety
Suicidal IdeationConvulsionFearChest PainSuicidal IdeationDyspnoeaDeafnessBlood Cholesterol Increased
Heart Rate IncreasedHeadacheDiabetes MellitusSleep Apnoea SyndromeDepressionMenorrhagiaDyspnoeaChest Pain
AstheniaWeight IncreasedSomnolenceDepressionCholelithiasisPulmonary EmbolismDiarrhoeaObesity
Decreased AppetitePost-traumatic Stress DisorderDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlAnxietyPancreatitis ChronicDepressionCardiac DisorderDizziness

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
DepressionWeight Increased
Weight IncreasedTardive Dyskinesia
Suicidal IdeationAnxiety
ObesitySuicidal Ideation
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedChest Pain
Suicide AttemptDepression

Most common drug interactions by age * :

Drug Exposure During PregnancyTicSuicide AttemptType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusTardive Dyskinesia
Feeding Disorder NeonatalAbdominal Pain UpperDepressionWeight IncreasedType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusDizziness
Premature BabyMood SwingsSuicidal IdeationOverdoseWeight IncreasedObesityWeight IncreasedDiabetes Mellitus
Drug Exposure Via Breast MilkAggressionHallucinationDiabetes MellitusBlood Cholesterol IncreasedWeight IncreasedDepressionMental Impairment
Ovarian CystAngerWeight IncreasedTremorObesityNeuropathy PeripheralBlood Cholesterol IncreasedHaemoglobin Decreased
Nervous System DisorderTremorDrug IneffectiveFatigueDepressionDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlAnxietyPneumonia
Neonatal DisorderVision BlurredIntentional Self-injurySuicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationDepressionObesityGait Disturbance
Neonatal OversedationDrug Exposure Via Breast MilkCondition AggravatedVomitingVomitingBlood Cholesterol IncreasedHypertensionFall
Extrapyramidal DisorderWeight IncreasedVomitingPsychotic DisorderBlood Triglycerides IncreasedHypertensionNauseaMalaise
SedationDrug IneffectiveAbnormal BehaviourConvulsionDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlAnxietyHyperglycaemiaUrinary Tract Infection

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is often used to treat depression. Abilify (aripiprazole) is often used to treat depression. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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