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Review: Lexapro and Ativan

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Ativan. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,489 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Lexapro (what 39,315 Lexapro users reported?) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is used in depression.

Ativan (what 35,167 Ativan users reported?) has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is used in stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 21, 2014: 3,489 people who take Lexapro, Ativan are studied

Lexapro, Ativan outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
- Ativan (lorazepam)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lexapro is effective4.55%
(1 of 22 people)
28.00%
(7 of 25 people)
40.00%
(6 of 15 people)
44.44%
(8 of 18 people)
14.81%
(4 of 27 people)
30.77%
(4 of 13 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Ativan is effective30.43%
(7 of 23 people)
24.14%
(7 of 29 people)
44.44%
(8 of 18 people)
52.63%
(10 of 19 people)
56.52%
(13 of 23 people)
45.45%
(5 of 11 people)
55.56%
(5 of 9 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
AnxietyTremorDiabetes MellitusAnxietyAnxietySuicidal IdeationDiabetes MellitusAnxiety
NauseaAnxietyPulmonary EmbolismDyspnoeaPulmonary EmbolismType 2 Diabetes MellitusDepressionPain
HyponatraemiaAgitationHyperglycaemiaCholelithiasisSuicidal IdeationNeuropathy PeripheralDiabetic KetoacidosisNausea
AgitationDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessPainNauseaDepressionDiabetes MellitusGestational DiabetesDepression
Suicide AttemptDepressionSuicidal IdeationHypoaesthesiaPainChest PainObesityFatigue
AstheniaSuicidal IdeationNauseaSuicidal IdeationNauseaSuicide AttemptHyperglycaemiaDyspnoea
VomitingAstheniaType 2 Diabetes MellitusPainDeep Vein ThrombosisPulmonary EmbolismBipolar DisorderHeadache
FallMuscle RigidityPleural EffusionFatigueType 2 Diabetes MellitusDyspnoeaGlycosuriaDiarrhoea
Feeling AbnormalFatigueAtelectasisChest PainFatigueHerniaBack DisorderFall
Confusional StateConfusional StateMental DisorderCirculatory CollapseHyperhidrosisHyperglycaemiaAnhedoniaAnaemia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lexapro is effective27.91%
(24 of 86 people)
22.50%
(9 of 40 people)
Ativan is effective43.33%
(39 of 90 people)
37.21%
(16 of 43 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainAnxiety
AnxietyDepression
NauseaFatigue
DiarrhoeaPain
DyspnoeaNausea
HeadacheDyspnoea
DepressionDiabetes Mellitus
FatigueNeuropathy Peripheral
FallFall
VomitingAnaemia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lexapro is effectiven/an/a50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
24.32%
(9 of 37 people)
21.74%
(5 of 23 people)
14.58%
(7 of 48 people)
22.58%
(7 of 31 people)
6.52%
(3 of 46 people)
Ativan is effectiven/an/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
34.21%
(13 of 38 people)
51.72%
(15 of 29 people)
20.83%
(10 of 48 people)
21.43%
(6 of 28 people)
18.18%
(10 of 55 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Suicidal IdeationHeadacheHeadacheDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusNauseaAnxietyAnxiety
Ovarian CystHaematocritCholelithiasisHeadacheAnxietyType 2 Diabetes MellitusPainPain
Major DepressionPlatelet CountVomitingSuicidal IdeationHeadacheDiabetes MellitusNauseaFall
HyperventilationRadius FractureConvulsionVomitingDepressionPainAnaemiaDiarrhoea
HeadacheTardive DyskinesiaNauseaUrinary Tract InfectionType 2 Diabetes MellitusAnxietyHeadacheNausea
Gastrointestinal HaemorrhageSomnolencePleural EffusionDyspnoeaPainDepressionDyspnoeaFatigue
Pelvic PainFallRespiratory DistressAbdominal Pain UpperNauseaDiarrhoeaDepressionAsthenia
DepressionDrug ToxicityDepressionDizzinessChest PainFatigueBone DisorderDyspnoea
Uterine LeiomyomaBlood GlucoseAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedInsomniaSuicidal IdeationDyspnoeaFatigueDepression
Urinary Tract InfectionDizzinessCns VentriculitisAstheniaConstipationVomitingOsteonecrosis Of JawPneumonia

* 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. Ativan (lorazepam) 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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