Review: taking Lexapro and Ativan together
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Lexapro and Ativan together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Ativan. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,495 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 39,446 Lexapro users) Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 35,217 Ativan users)
What are the drugs
Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,446 Lexapro users)
Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 35,217 Ativan users)
On Dec, 28, 2014: 3,495 people who take Lexapro, Ativan are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
- Ativan (lorazepam)
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||4.55%|
(1 of 22 people)
(7 of 27 people)
(6 of 15 people)
(8 of 18 people)
(4 of 28 people)
(5 of 14 people)
(4 of 6 people)
(0 of 1 people)
|Ativan is effective||30.43%|
(7 of 23 people)
(7 of 30 people)
(9 of 19 people)
(10 of 19 people)
(13 of 24 people)
(5 of 11 people)
(6 of 10 people)
(0 of 1 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|
|Anxiety||Tremor||Pulmonary Embolism||Anxiety||Anxiety||Diabetes Mellitus||Depression||Anxiety|
|Nausea||Anxiety||Diabetes Mellitus||Dyspnoea||Depression||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Glycosuria||Pain|
|Hyponatraemia||Agitation||Hyperglycaemia||Cholelithiasis||Suicidal Ideation||Suicidal Ideation||Anxiety||Nausea|
|Agitation||Depression||Suicidal Ideation||Nausea||Pulmonary Embolism||Neuropathy Peripheral||Hyperglycaemia||Depression|
|Suicide Attempt||Depressed Level Of Consciousness||Pain||Hypoaesthesia||Pain||Hernia||Gestational Diabetes||Fatigue|
|Asthenia||Asthenia||Nausea||Suicidal Ideation||Deep Vein Thrombosis||Chest Pain||Diabetes Mellitus||Dyspnoea|
|Vomiting||Suicidal Ideation||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Pain||Nausea||Suicide Attempt||Back Disorder||Headache|
|Fall||Fatigue||Neuropathy Peripheral||Fatigue||Fatigue||Agitation||Bipolar Disorder||Diarrhoea|
|Feeling Abnormal||Muscle Rigidity||Mental Disorder||Chest Pain||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Dyspnoea||Obesity||Fall|
|Confusional State||Dizziness||Cardiac Failure Congestive||Circulatory Collapse||Vomiting||Pulmonary Embolism||Diabetic Ketoacidosis||Anaemia|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Lexapro is effective||28.89%|
(26 of 90 people)
(9 of 41 people)
|Ativan is effective||44.09%|
(41 of 93 people)
(16 of 44 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Lexapro is effective||n/a||n/a||50.00%|
(2 of 4 people)
(9 of 45 people)
(5 of 23 people)
(8 of 63 people)
(7 of 36 people)
(4 of 47 people)
|Ativan is effective||n/a||n/a||25.00%|
(1 of 4 people)
(14 of 46 people)
(15 of 29 people)
(11 of 63 people)
(6 of 33 people)
(10 of 55 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Suicidal Ideation||Headache||Headache||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Nausea||Anxiety||Anxiety|
|Ovarian Cyst||Haematocrit||Cholelithiasis||Suicidal Ideation||Anxiety||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Pain||Pain|
|Major Depression||Platelet Count||Vomiting||Headache||Headache||Diabetes Mellitus||Nausea||Fall|
|Headache||Tardive Dyskinesia||Nausea||Urinary Tract Infection||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Pain||Headache||Diarrhoea|
|Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage||Somnolence||Pleural Effusion||Dyspnoea||Pain||Depression||Dyspnoea||Fatigue|
|Pelvic Pain||Fall||Respiratory Distress||Insomnia||Nausea||Diarrhoea||Depression||Asthenia|
|Depression||Drug Toxicity||Depression||Abdominal Pain Upper||Chest Pain||Fatigue||Bone Disorder||Dyspnoea|
|Uterine Leiomyoma||Blood Glucose||Alanine Aminotransferase Increased||Dizziness||Suicidal Ideation||Dyspnoea||Fatigue||Depression|
|Urinary Tract Infection||Dizziness||Cns Ventriculitis||Abdominal Pain||Constipation||Vomiting||Neuropathy Peripheral||Pneumonia|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- I have quit smoking about 4 wks ago. i'm having nightmares for the 5 days. my question is do the nightmares taper off or do they never stop?
I've been on lexapro for 7 yrs. This is the only med that works for me I've tired lots of diff meds for my anxiety/depression and the all made me nuts or want to die. Even the generic gave me nightmare so I stopped that one. I literally have little to no stress in my life either. So lexapro is the best for me. Anyway I'm getting healthy working out and I quit smoking about 4 wks ago. The nightmares have been going on all wk. They are stressing me out blah. When are these crazy stressful dreams gonna stop? Or at least tapper off?
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lexapro started only a week ago, feel tightness in jaw and headache, sleeplessness, not sure if lexapro is good for me if i cannot ever take an aspirin or tylenol for sleep.
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sleep disorders, disorientation, trouble concentrating
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