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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 3,484 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 3,484 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)
47.06%
(8 of 17 people)
15.38%
(4 of 26 people)
27.27%
(3 of 11 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)
55.56%
(10 of 18 people)
60.00%
(12 of 20 people)
45.45%
(5 of 11 people)
55.56%
(5 of 9 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Anxiety
(24 reports)

Nausea
(18 reports)

Hyponatraemia
(15 reports)

Agitation
(15 reports)

Suicide Attempt
(14 reports)

Asthenia
(13 reports)

Vomiting
(13 reports)

Fall
(13 reports)

Feeling Abnormal
(13 reports)

Confusional State
(13 reports)

Tremor
(13 reports)

Anxiety
(13 reports)

Agitation
(11 reports)

Depressed Level Of Consciousness
(10 reports)

Depression
(9 reports)

Suicidal Ideation
(8 reports)

Asthenia
(8 reports)

Muscle Rigidity
(7 reports)

Fatigue
(7 reports)

Confusional State
(6 reports)

Diabetes Mellitus
(5 reports)

Pulmonary Embolism
(5 reports)

Hyperglycaemia
(4 reports)

Pain
(4 reports)

Suicidal Ideation
(4 reports)

Nausea
(4 reports)

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
(3 reports)

Pleural Effusion
(3 reports)

Atelectasis
(3 reports)

Mental Disorder
(3 reports)

Anxiety
(6 reports)

Cholelithiasis
(5 reports)

Dyspnoea
(5 reports)

Suicidal Ideation
(4 reports)

Hypoaesthesia
(4 reports)

Nausea
(4 reports)

Fatigue
(3 reports)

Paresis
(3 reports)

Circulatory Collapse
(3 reports)

Facial Paresis
(3 reports)

Anxiety
(9 reports)

Pulmonary Embolism
(8 reports)

Suicidal Ideation
(8 reports)

Depression
(6 reports)

Pain
(5 reports)

Nausea
(4 reports)

Deep Vein Thrombosis
(4 reports)

Fatigue
(4 reports)

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
(4 reports)

Diabetes Mellitus
(3 reports)

Neuropathy Peripheral
(3 reports)

Suicidal Ideation
(3 reports)

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
(3 reports)

Diabetes Mellitus
(3 reports)

Pulmonary Embolism
(2 reports)

Agitation
(2 reports)

Dyspnoea
(2 reports)

Hyperglycaemia
(2 reports)

Chest Pain
(2 reports)

Suicide Attempt
(2 reports)

Diabetes Mellitus
(2 reports)

Depression
(2 reports)

Diabetic Ketoacidosis
(2 reports)

Gestational Diabetes
(2 reports)

Obesity
(2 reports)

Hyperglycaemia
(2 reports)

Bipolar Disorder
(2 reports)

Glycosuria
(2 reports)

Back Disorder
(2 reports)

Anhedonia
(1 report)

Anxiety
(427 reports)

Pain
(413 reports)

Nausea
(342 reports)

Dyspnoea
(284 reports)

Depression
(283 reports)

Fatigue
(275 reports)

Anaemia
(257 reports)

Diarrhoea
(250 reports)

Diabetes Mellitus
(243 reports)

Headache
(242 reports)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lexapro is effective28.05%
(23 of 82 people)
22.50%
(9 of 40 people)
Ativan is effective44.19%
(38 of 86 people)
37.21%
(16 of 43 people)

Drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Pain
(347 reports)

Anxiety
(345 reports)

Nausea
(311 reports)

Diarrhoea
(261 reports)

Dyspnoea
(250 reports)

Headache
(242 reports)

Depression
(240 reports)

Fatigue
(234 reports)

Fall
(200 reports)

Vomiting
(194 reports)

Anxiety
(159 reports)

Depression
(126 reports)

Fatigue
(105 reports)

Pain
(105 reports)

Nausea
(97 reports)

Dyspnoea
(80 reports)

Diabetes Mellitus
(79 reports)

Neuropathy Peripheral
(79 reports)

Fall
(79 reports)

Anaemia
(78 reports)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lexapro is effectiven/an/a66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
24.32%
(9 of 37 people)
21.74%
(5 of 23 people)
13.33%
(6 of 45 people)
22.58%
(7 of 31 people)
9.38%
(3 of 32 people)
Ativan is effectiven/an/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
34.21%
(13 of 38 people)
51.72%
(15 of 29 people)
20.00%
(9 of 45 people)
21.43%
(6 of 28 people)
24.39%
(10 of 41 people)

Drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Suicidal Ideation
(4 reports)

Ovarian Cyst
(2 reports)

Major Depression
(1 report)

Hyperventilation
(1 report)

Headache
(1 report)

Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage
(1 report)

Pelvic Pain
(1 report)

Depression
(1 report)

Uterine Leiomyoma
(1 report)

Urinary Tract Infection
(1 report)

Headache
(1 report)

Haematocrit
(1 report)

Platelet Count
(1 report)

Radius Fracture
(1 report)

Tardive Dyskinesia
(1 report)

Somnolence
(1 report)

Fall
(1 report)

Drug Toxicity
(1 report)

Blood Glucose
(1 report)

Dizziness
(1 report)

Headache
(6 reports)

Vomiting
(6 reports)

Nausea
(6 reports)

Cholelithiasis
(6 reports)

Convulsion
(6 reports)

Depression
(5 reports)

Pleural Effusion
(5 reports)

Respiratory Distress
(5 reports)

Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
(5 reports)

Depressed Level Of Consciousness
(4 reports)

Diabetes Mellitus
(31 reports)

Headache
(30 reports)

Suicidal Ideation
(30 reports)

Vomiting
(27 reports)

Urinary Tract Infection
(26 reports)

Dyspnoea
(26 reports)

Abdominal Pain Upper
(24 reports)

Dizziness
(24 reports)

Insomnia
(24 reports)

Asthenia
(22 reports)

Diabetes Mellitus
(64 reports)

Anxiety
(63 reports)

Headache
(53 reports)

Depression
(47 reports)

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
(40 reports)

Pain
(38 reports)

Nausea
(36 reports)

Chest Pain
(35 reports)

Suicidal Ideation
(33 reports)

Constipation
(32 reports)

Nausea
(81 reports)

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
(75 reports)

Diabetes Mellitus
(66 reports)

Pain
(64 reports)

Anxiety
(64 reports)

Depression
(59 reports)

Diarrhoea
(44 reports)

Fatigue
(43 reports)

Dyspnoea
(42 reports)

Vomiting
(42 reports)

Anxiety
(157 reports)

Pain
(133 reports)

Nausea
(122 reports)

Anaemia
(118 reports)

Headache
(115 reports)

Dyspnoea
(113 reports)

Depression
(109 reports)

Bone Disorder
(100 reports)

Fatigue
(93 reports)

Osteonecrosis Of Jaw
(89 reports)

Anxiety
(138 reports)

Pain
(125 reports)

Fall
(120 reports)

Nausea
(116 reports)

Diarrhoea
(116 reports)

Asthenia
(110 reports)

Fatigue
(110 reports)

Dyspnoea
(89 reports)

Depression
(88 reports)

Pneumonia
(80 reports)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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