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Review: taking Lexapro and Alprazolam together

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 4,781 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,520 Lexapro users)

Alprazolam has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 33,684 Alprazolam users)

On May, 13, 2015: 4,781 people who take Lexapro, Alprazolam are studied

Lexapro, Alprazolam outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
- Alprazolam (alprazolam)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lexapro is effective2.94%
(1 of 34 people)
(16 of 54 people)
(7 of 28 people)
(14 of 46 people)
(25 of 63 people)
(13 of 20 people)
(10 of 24 people)
(0 of 2 people)
Alprazolam is effective33.33%
(13 of 39 people)
(23 of 47 people)
(17 of 34 people)
(20 of 47 people)
(35 of 49 people)
(22 of 33 people)
(18 of 27 people)
(0 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Lexapro is effective34.20%
(66 of 193 people)
(20 of 78 people)
Alprazolam is effective52.04%
(102 of 196 people)
(45 of 81 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

Lexapro is effective66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
(2 of 6 people)
(7 of 64 people)
(21 of 114 people)
(19 of 81 people)
(27 of 117 people)
(8 of 53 people)
Alprazolam is effective100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
(2 of 6 people)
(19 of 65 people)
(32 of 114 people)
(33 of 80 people)
(42 of 119 people)
(17 of 55 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
NauseaDepressionSuicide AttemptObesityPainPulmonary EmbolismAbnormal BehaviourDepression
DepressionVomitingTremorDizzinessSuicide AttemptDyspnoeaDrug IneffectiveNausea
Suicide AttemptSuicidal IdeationAgitationType 2 Diabetes MellitusSleep Apnoea SyndromeInjurySomnolenceDyspnoea
Completed SuicideWeight DecreasedIntentional OverdoseFallRoad Traffic AccidentRhabdomyolysisDrug Withdrawal SyndromeVomiting
AstheniaFatigueDizzinessSleep Apnoea SyndromeHallucinationHepatic CirrhosisPanic AttackFatigue
Suicidal IdeationNauseaDyspnoeaWeight IncreasedSuicidal IdeationUrinary Tract InfectionFatigueFall
DizzinessCondition AggravatedVentricular ExtrasystolesCompleted SuicideConvulsionLactic AcidosisAnxietyDizziness
PainRashAnaemiaNauseaHyperhidrosisHumerus FractureNight SweatsInsomnia

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FallWeight Decreased
FatigueSuicidal Ideation

Most common drug interactions by age * :

Diabetes MellitusNervousnessDiarrhoeaPainAnxietyAnxietyAnxietyAnxiety
DeathFatigueRenal Failure AcuteAnxietyNauseaDepressionPainFatigue
Cardiac Failure CongestivePsychomotor HyperactivityNephritis AllergicInsomniaDepressionNauseaNauseaFall
SomnolenceAnaemiaCompleted SuicideVomitingPainDepressionDyspnoea
TicFaeces DiscolouredDyspnoeaPainDyspnoeaDyspnoeaNausea
CryingAbdominal PainInjuryHeadacheDiabetes MellitusChest PainPain
Feeling AbnormalNauseaDepressionDiabetes MellitusVomitingInjuryDepression
Condition AggravatedManiaBack PainPulmonary EmbolismType 2 Diabetes MellitusPain In ExtremityVomiting
AnxietyAccidental OverdoseAbdominal PainType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiarrhoeaPyrexiaAsthenia
Educational ProblemMigraineVomitingWeight IncreasedWeight IncreasedFallDiarrhoea

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

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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