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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 3,496 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

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On Apr, 3, 2015: 3,496 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)
25.93%
(7 of 27 people)
40.00%
(6 of 15 people)
44.44%
(8 of 18 people)
14.29%
(4 of 28 people)
33.33%
(5 of 15 people)
66.67%
(4 of 6 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Ativan is effective30.43%
(7 of 23 people)
23.33%
(7 of 30 people)
47.37%
(9 of 19 people)
52.63%
(10 of 19 people)
54.17%
(13 of 24 people)
50.00%
(6 of 12 people)
60.00%
(6 of 10 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lexapro is effective28.89%
(26 of 90 people)
21.43%
(9 of 42 people)
Ativan is effective44.09%
(41 of 93 people)
37.78%
(17 of 45 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lexapro is effectiven/an/a50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
20.00%
(9 of 45 people)
21.74%
(5 of 23 people)
12.70%
(8 of 63 people)
19.44%
(7 of 36 people)
7.27%
(4 of 55 people)
Ativan is effectiven/an/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
30.43%
(14 of 46 people)
51.72%
(15 of 29 people)
17.46%
(11 of 63 people)
18.18%
(6 of 33 people)
17.46%
(11 of 63 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
AnxietyTremorPulmonary EmbolismAnxietyAnxietySuicidal IdeationDepressionAnxiety
NauseaAnxietyDiabetes MellitusDyspnoeaDepressionType 2 Diabetes MellitusGlycosuriaPain
HyponatraemiaAgitationHyperglycaemiaCholelithiasisSuicidal IdeationDiabetes MellitusAnxietyNausea
AgitationDepressionSuicidal IdeationNauseaPulmonary EmbolismNeuropathy PeripheralHyperglycaemiaDepression
Suicide AttemptDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessPainHypoaesthesiaPainChest PainGestational DiabetesFatigue
AstheniaAstheniaNauseaSuicidal IdeationDeep Vein ThrombosisDyspnoeaDiabetes MellitusDyspnoea
VomitingSuicidal IdeationType 2 Diabetes MellitusPainNauseaHyperglycaemiaBack DisorderHeadache
FallFatigueNeuropathy PeripheralFatigueFatiguePulmonary EmbolismBipolar DisorderDiarrhoea
Feeling AbnormalMuscle RigidityMental DisorderChest PainType 2 Diabetes MellitusAgitationObesityFall
Confusional StateDizzinessCardiac Failure CongestiveCirculatory CollapseVomitingSuicide AttemptDiabetic KetoacidosisAnaemia

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
AnxietyAnxiety
PainDepression
NauseaPain
DiarrhoeaFatigue
DyspnoeaNausea
DepressionDyspnoea
HeadacheDiabetes Mellitus
FatigueFall
FallNeuropathy Peripheral
VomitingAnaemia

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Suicidal IdeationHeadacheHeadacheDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusNauseaAnxietyAnxiety
Ovarian CystHaematocritCholelithiasisSuicidal IdeationAnxietyType 2 Diabetes MellitusPainPain
Major DepressionPlatelet CountVomitingHeadacheHeadacheDiabetes MellitusNauseaFall
HyperventilationRadius FractureConvulsionVomitingDepressionAnxietyAnaemiaNausea
HeadacheTardive DyskinesiaNauseaUrinary Tract InfectionType 2 Diabetes MellitusPainHeadacheDiarrhoea
Gastrointestinal HaemorrhageSomnolencePleural EffusionDyspnoeaPainDepressionDyspnoeaFatigue
Pelvic PainFallRespiratory DistressInsomniaNauseaDiarrhoeaDepressionAsthenia
DepressionDrug ToxicityDepressionAbdominal Pain UpperChest PainFatigueBone DisorderDepression
Uterine LeiomyomaBlood GlucoseAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedDizzinessSuicidal IdeationDyspnoeaFatigueDyspnoea
Urinary Tract InfectionDizzinessCns VentriculitisAbdominal PainConstipationVomitingNeuropathy PeripheralPneumonia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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