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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 3,493 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,382 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Trend of lexapro reports

Ativan (latest outcomes from 35,195 users) has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Trend of ativan reports

On Oct, 28, 2014: 3,493 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)
14.29%
(4 of 28 people)
35.71%
(5 of 14 people)
66.67%
(4 of 6 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)
54.17%
(13 of 24 people)
45.45%
(5 of 11 people)
60.00%
(6 of 10 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 MellitusAnxietyAnxietyDiabetes MellitusDepressionAnxiety
NauseaAnxietyPulmonary EmbolismDyspnoeaDepressionType 2 Diabetes MellitusGlycosuriaPain
HyponatraemiaAgitationHyperglycaemiaCholelithiasisSuicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationAnxietyNausea
AgitationDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessPainNauseaPulmonary EmbolismNeuropathy PeripheralHyperglycaemiaDepression
Suicide AttemptDepressionSuicidal IdeationHypoaesthesiaPainHerniaGestational DiabetesFatigue
AstheniaSuicidal IdeationNauseaSuicidal IdeationDeep Vein ThrombosisChest PainDiabetes MellitusDyspnoea
VomitingAstheniaType 2 Diabetes MellitusPainNauseaSuicide AttemptBack DisorderHeadache
FallMuscle RigidityPleural EffusionFatigueFatigueAgitationBipolar DisorderDiarrhoea
Feeling AbnormalFatigueAtelectasisChest PainType 2 Diabetes MellitusDyspnoeaObesityFall
Confusional StateConfusional StateMental DisorderCirculatory CollapseVomitingPulmonary EmbolismDiabetic KetoacidosisAnaemia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lexapro is effective29.21%
(26 of 89 people)
22.50%
(9 of 40 people)
Ativan is effective43.48%
(40 of 92 people)
37.21%
(16 of 43 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainAnxiety
AnxietyDepression
NauseaFatigue
DiarrhoeaPain
DyspnoeaNausea
DepressionDyspnoea
HeadacheDiabetes 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)
20.93%
(9 of 43 people)
21.74%
(5 of 23 people)
12.70%
(8 of 63 people)
22.58%
(7 of 31 people)
8.51%
(4 of 47 people)
Ativan is effectiven/an/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
29.55%
(13 of 44 people)
51.72%
(15 of 29 people)
17.46%
(11 of 63 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 CystHaematocritCholelithiasisSuicidal IdeationAnxietyType 2 Diabetes MellitusPainPain
Major DepressionPlatelet CountVomitingHeadacheHeadacheDiabetes MellitusNauseaFall
HyperventilationRadius FractureConvulsionVomitingDepressionAnxietyAnaemiaNausea
HeadacheTardive DyskinesiaNauseaUrinary Tract InfectionType 2 Diabetes MellitusPainHeadacheDiarrhoea
Gastrointestinal HaemorrhageSomnolencePleural EffusionDyspnoeaPainDepressionDyspnoeaFatigue
Pelvic PainFallRespiratory DistressDizzinessNauseaDiarrhoeaDepressionAsthenia
DepressionDrug ToxicityDepressionInsomniaChest PainFatigueBone DisorderDyspnoea
Uterine LeiomyomaBlood GlucoseAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedAbdominal Pain UpperSuicidal IdeationDyspnoeaFatigueDepression
Urinary Tract InfectionDizzinessCns VentriculitisAbdominal PainConstipationVomitingOsteonecrosis Of JawPneumonia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Can i take my ativan if i'm taking phenteremine?
    (Asked by a 40 year old woman who has Anxiety, and takes Ativan)
    I just started taking phenteremine and I can't sleep. I take it at 6 am Am I able to take an Ativan at bed time?

  • Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin?
    (Asked by a 22 year old woman who has Depression, and takes Wellbutrin, Lexapro)
    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.

  • Can my eye twitch be because of lexapro?
    (Asked by a 27 year old woman who has Eyelid Twitch, Muscle Twitching, Twitch - Eyelid, and takes Clonazepam, Lexapro)
    So I have had symptoms of anxiety and depression due to a lot of stressors and disasters that happened in my life over the past two years. As my anxiety got worse after a breast biopsy, I started freaking out and thinking I may have MS because my sister has MS. So I went to my GP and she decided my ...

  • My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
    (Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, High Blood Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Dementia (controlled), and takes Multivitamin, Lipitor, Claritin, Allopurinol, Diltiazem Hydrochloride, Namenda Xr, Aricept, Dicyclomine Hydrochloride, Bystolic, Lexapro)
    My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid ...

  • Has anybody who is on cipralex or lexapro been diagnosed with pancreatic cyst❓
    (Asked by a 44 year old woman who has Pancreatic Cyst, and takes Lexapro)
    I was on cipralex for a year. Last week a large pancreatic cyst 7 cm was found incidentally. In the past I have been hospitalized because of kidney reaction to tetracycline antibiotic

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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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