Review: Lexapro and Alprazolam
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Lexapro and Alprazolam together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Alprazolam. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,766 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 39,406 users) Alprazolam has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Alprazolam 33,649 users)
What are the drugs
Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 39,406 users)
Alprazolam has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Alprazolam 33,649 users)
On Nov, 30, 2014: 4,766 people who take Lexapro, Alprazolam are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
- Alprazolam (alprazolam)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Lexapro is effective||3.03%|
(1 of 33 people)
(16 of 54 people)
(7 of 28 people)
(14 of 45 people)
(24 of 61 people)
(13 of 19 people)
(8 of 17 people)
(0 of 2 people)
|Alprazolam is effective||34.21%|
(13 of 38 people)
(23 of 46 people)
(17 of 33 people)
(19 of 46 people)
(34 of 46 people)
(20 of 31 people)
(14 of 21 people)
(0 of 2 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Nausea||Depression||Suicide Attempt||Obesity||Pain||Pulmonary Embolism||Panic Attack||Depression|
|Suicide Attempt||Vomiting||Tremor||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Suicide Attempt||Dyspnoea||Somnolence||Nausea|
|Depression||Suicidal Ideation||Agitation||Dizziness||Sleep Apnoea Syndrome||Injury||Abnormal Behaviour||Dyspnoea|
|Asthenia||Weight Decreased||Dizziness||Weight Increased||Road Traffic Accident||Cardiac Hypertrophy||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Vomiting|
|Suicidal Ideation||Fatigue||Ventricular Extrasystoles||Sleep Apnoea Syndrome||Suicidal Ideation||Rhabdomyolysis||Drug Ineffective||Fatigue|
|Completed Suicide||Nausea||Anaemia||Fall||Convulsion||Humerus Fracture||Night Sweats||Fall|
|Dizziness||Asthenia||Dyspnoea||Feeling Abnormal||Hallucination||Lactic Acidosis||Dizziness||Dizziness|
|Agitation||Agitation||Intentional Overdose||Completed Suicide||Hyperhidrosis||Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome||Anxiety||Diarrhoea|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Lexapro is effective||34.22%|
(64 of 187 people)
(19 of 72 people)
|Alprazolam is effective||52.13%|
(98 of 188 people)
(41 of 74 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Lexapro is effective||66.67%|
(2 of 3 people)
(2 of 6 people)
(7 of 64 people)
(21 of 110 people)
(18 of 78 people)
(25 of 112 people)
(8 of 49 people)
|Alprazolam is effective||100.00%|
(3 of 3 people)
(2 of 6 people)
(19 of 65 people)
(31 of 109 people)
(31 of 76 people)
(39 of 114 people)
(15 of 50 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Death||Fatigue||Renal Failure Acute||Anxiety||Nausea||Depression||Pain||Fatigue|
|Cardiac Failure Congestive||Psychomotor Hyperactivity||Nephritis Allergic||Insomnia||Depression||Nausea||Nausea||Fall|
|Crying||Abdominal Pain||Injury||Headache||Diabetes Mellitus||Injury||Pain|
|Feeling Abnormal||Nausea||Depression||Diabetes Mellitus||Vomiting||Chest Pain||Depression|
|Condition Aggravated||Mania||Back Pain||Pulmonary Embolism||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Pain In Extremity||Vomiting|
|Anxiety||Accidental Overdose||Abdominal Pain||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Diarrhoea||Pyrexia||Asthenia|
|Educational Problem||Migraine||Vomiting||Weight Increased||Weight Increased||Fall||Diarrhoea|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- I have been told by my gastroenterologist that i have gastroparesis, what are my treatment options, if any?
I've had a CT scan and a Gastric Emptying study completed. My stomach is only 35% emptied after 4 hours, it should be at least 90% empty at that point. I have a colonoscopy and esophagealendoscopy scheduled for the first week of the year. What are my treatment options at this point?
- Any information on deaths from taking lyica and high doses of alprazolam (1 answer)
My Mother was a healthy 89 yr old with no healt issues, she was put on anxiety medicine, which she took regularly. She was also taking Lyric and had just started her Macular degeneration shots. She was prone to bladder infections and we went to the dr. for that, labs showed high calcium, within one week I had to take her to the emergency room, within one day she was on oxygen, within three days she was in the ICU intubated and unresponsive. She remained in ICU for 4 days had renal failure and died two days later.
- Can nuvigil (vs adderall) be used simultaneously to help wean off 60mg/day of adderall? (1 answer)
I have been on Adderall 30mg 2x daily for years!! I've had it lowered to 20mg, I've TRIED to go months without it (when not working) however I feel I've built up a tolerance level to the point that it's not as effective as it once was. My personal life has detoured WAY past anything an ADHD medication can possibly help as far as focusing on NEEDED tasks etc. I end up feeling wrapped up in what I'm doing at the moment that my anxiety increases due to all that I haven't been able to accomplish. I take various medications for various reasons, depression, anxiety, bulimia etc., and for the most part the doses have varied based on circumstances and current need at said time of prescription.. MY FAMILY HAS A HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE, And realizing that I'm already on the highest Adderall dosage scares me (and THEN as I think about it, it makes my heart race!). I've also noticed increased muscle spasms as well as extreme and intense pressure on my jaw (TMJ). MY QUESTION IS: does anyone have any experience LOWERING their Adderall dosage AND adding Nuvigil? The research I've done to date gives me impression that it could help balance out the more extreme effects of Adderall (60mg/day) but that the nuvigil would or could potentially help with the EXTREME exhaustion I feel as Adderall wears off. Some days I just crash, some days I sleep fine and others no matter how hard I tryyyy, I just CAN'T fall asleep, therefore making the next day worse! IDEALLY I'D LIKE TO BE MED FREE, right now I need them, but am hoping maybe I can speak with my doctor to lower Adderall and add Nuvigil to help wean me off the amphetamines as well as lower dosage intake. YES, a lot of the anxiety, sleeplessness and depression are related to current circumstances in my life, however, where I am is not where I want to be or where I'm headed.. Life is a journey, and all my meds have become a part of a journey I never thought I'd find myself taking. I don't want life/meds to define me, or create a me I no longer recognize, because scarily enough that seems to be a common pattern. As I overcome each and every daily obstacle, I also don't want to be "hooked" on my meds or needing "more" to wake up/sleep/function.. I'd like to work on finding a solution towards weaning off my meds NOW, and work my way off slowly, primarily the Adderall. I'm hoping by suggesting to my doctor and showing him my research he may agree (IF ITS EVEN A LOGICAL COMBO, CLEARLY IM NOT A DOCTOR) nuvigil could help me. I've already started taking less of my anti depressants, trazadone and xanax without discussing with doc because he is always busy.. My next appt I want to go in fully prepared with a plan and an overall goal to REDUCE my Adderall dose, but overall, I'm clueless!!! I have no idea what other meds other than nuvigil "could" potentially help if at all. I could be entirely wrong, Anyone with any experience using one vs other or both simultaneously, or anyone with constructive input, PLEASE COMMENT/SHARE!!
- Is there some kind of self help that works for stopping nightmares
HELP! I am sick and tired (literally) of getting 5-6 nightmares per week. I sleep well but at waking time I get nightmares related to two main anxieties in my life. I cannot go off meds. Can I take them in smaller dosages, beak the dosing times during the day. I know it is the fault (mostly) of Pristiq. But what to do? I already do Yoga, bedtime relaxation routine, and a lot of healthy other stuff. HELP if you have kicked this problem.
- Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin? (1 answer)
I am the mom of a 22 year old who is trying to get through college and can't seem to find the right meds for depression. She is taking Lexapro and I am wondering if adding Wellbutrin will help.
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- Lexapro and memory loss
I actually have no idea what other medicine I was on the week I took Lexapro, it was back at the end of February 2014 right before I checked myself into the psych hospital. I formed no memory for a whole week just because of one drug! My friends and family tell me what happened that week and I have called them a liar because there is no recall from that week! I have been on psychiatric drugs for over 14 years and have never had such a horrible reaction as I did with Lexapro! The side effects do not include this reaction, but I didn't sleep at all that week or so I am told and there is just nothing, not even a little memory. Take this as you will I am not saying everyone gets this side effect I am just saying it is not impossible. I learned a lesson I don't remember, but will never take Lexapro again! It was dangerous for me!
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Ive been dizzy and lightheaded for 2 days . It moves from the back of my head to the front. I feel alot of pressure. I take a .5 mg of lexapro at noon daily. I split .25 xanax in half and take half in the morning and half at night before bed to help me sleep.
the symptoms get worse whenIm at work, Im on my feet 10 hrs a day .
In 2011- Gastric Bypass (wt 245#), In Feb. 2014, I weighed 145#. I am 5'8", Dr. wants me at 155#.
Increased stress from a new roommate in April caused severe anxiety resulting to weight dropping in July to 120# and subsequent diag of severe malnutrition. Anxiety is Diag and Alprazolam prescribed. I am not employed, I receive alimony, my house is paid off but behind in property taxes. I am enrolled in online college (since 2012-straight A's), just transferred after AA in Psychology in July 2014 to GCU for BA. in teaching. Grades remain "A's".
Today (Oct. 13, 2014) I am 109.6 lbs. despite consistent food consumption through out day.
All lesions necrosis
I live in chronic pain and fatigue
Lisa on Sep, 4, 2014:
Female 55 I have bechets. Diagnosed at 39. I take every medication on that list except I dropped methotrexate. I worse since I dropped it. And I have every symptom including ganglion cyst which needs to be surgically removed to the throat lesion. I can barely function. The only 5hing I dont have is the allergic cough. I did have mrsa phenomia once. Oh most recently plursey. I have been ivig dependent for 13 years.
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On eHealthMe, Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is often used to treat depression. Alprazolam (alprazolam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. 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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- Alprazolam is used in:
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