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Review: taking Lexapro and Depakote together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Lexapro and Depakote together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Depakote. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,245 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,446 Lexapro users)

Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 30,936 Depakote users)

On Jan, 28, 2015: 1,245 people who take Lexapro, Depakote are studied

Lexapro, Depakote outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
- Depakote (divalproex sodium)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lexapro is effective0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
14.29%
(1 of 7 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
80.00%
(4 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Depakote is effective40.00%
(4 of 10 people)
20.00%
(2 of 10 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
50.00%
(5 of 10 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DyspnoeaPancreatitisAnxietyType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusSuicidal IdeationWeight IncreasedDiabetes Mellitus
ConvulsionConvulsionOverdoseObesityPainDepressionObesityType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Suicide AttemptType 2 Diabetes MellitusFatigueWeight IncreasedConvulsionNeuropathy PeripheralThrombosisWeight Increased
Cerebrovascular AccidentDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlWeight IncreasedNeuropathy PeripheralDiabetic NeuropathyType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusDepression
Suicidal IdeationDepressionPain In ExtremityDiabetes MellitusNauseaLethargyBreast MassSuicidal Ideation
Eosinophilic PneumoniaBlood Triglycerides IncreasedDepressionOverdoseHypoglycaemiaSomnolencePerirectal AbscessAnxiety
DepressionBlood Cholesterol IncreasedChest PainBlood Cholesterol IncreasedMental Status ChangesTremorAnticoagulation Drug Level Above TherapeuticTremor
ComaPyrexiaNeutrophil Count IncreasedCardiac DisorderVomitingDiabetes MellitusHeadacheBlood Cholesterol Increased
AnxietyDyskinesiaUrinary IncontinenceBreast MassObesityHerniaSomnolenceFatigue
Breast CystDiabetic GastroparesisMalaiseThrombosisHyperlipidaemiaHepatic Enzyme IncreasedDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlDiarrhoea

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lexapro is effective33.33%
(10 of 30 people)
20.00%
(3 of 15 people)
Depakote is effective39.29%
(11 of 28 people)
52.94%
(9 of 17 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
Weight IncreasedAnxiety
Suicidal IdeationTremor
DepressionDepression
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedSuicidal Ideation
NauseaWeight Increased
HeadacheDrug Ineffective
ConvulsionDiarrhoea
ObesityInsomnia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lexapro is effectiven/an/a7.69%
(1 of 13 people)
25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
26.32%
(5 of 19 people)
14.29%
(2 of 14 people)
20.00%
(2 of 10 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
Depakote is effectiven/an/a7.14%
(1 of 14 people)
60.00%
(6 of 10 people)
31.58%
(6 of 19 people)
30.77%
(4 of 13 people)
10.00%
(1 of 10 people)
33.33%
(2 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusSomnolenceDiarrhoeaDiabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusSuicidal Ideation
Suicidal IdeationHaematocritDizzinessWeight IncreasedDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusDry Mouth
Pyoderma GangrenosumFallSuicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationObesityAnxietyDepressionFall
Pelvic PainDrug ToxicityAggressionDyspnoeaBlood Cholesterol IncreasedBlood Cholesterol IncreasedFatigueDecreased Appetite
Urinary Tract InfectionDizzinessVomitingType 2 Diabetes MellitusWeight IncreasedDiabetic NeuropathyPainDiarrhoea
Uterine LeiomyomaHeadacheWeight IncreasedSuicide AttemptBlood Triglycerides IncreasedBack PainSomnolenceTremor
Oculoauriculovertebral DysplasiaRadius FractureDiabetes MellitusInsomniaDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlAnxietyDrug Ineffective
Drug Exposure During PregnancyPlatelet CountAbdominal PainAgitationChest PainDyspnoeaDizzinessDepression
PancreatitisDisorientationCondition AggravatedPost-traumatic Stress DisorderNauseaConvulsionTremorMuscle Twitching
Weight IncreasedPsychomotor HyperactivityHyperhidrosisDizzinessSuicidal IdeationNeuropathy PeripheralWeight DecreasedNightmare

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Nose bleeds after meningioma surgery(post 11 months)
    I have been experiencing bloody nose, 3 in the last week. 2014 I had a meningioma removed, never experienced any bloody noses until now, I know it is dry because of winter, but there us no warning, it lasts for 20 min then it is gone no dizziness, I do have vertigo- slight case
  • 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?
  • What can i take for a headache when i am on lexapro (1 answer)
    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.
  • Bipolar 2 since 1975. recently d/c'd lithium. looking for a treatment that will not make glaucoma condition worse (1 answer)
    I am trying to determine which medication to use now that my 40 year successful run with Lithium is over. (The kdneys say it's time to quit). However, I do not want to increase intraocular pressure by using a medication known to increase said pressure. Most importantly, I do not want to lose my livelihood or cause my family and friends unforeseen difficulty due to ineffective medications. I have little faith in the alternatives and see Depakote, Geodon, and Lamictal as poor seconds at
    best. Any suggestions???
  • Can clyndamican cause a seizure while taking depakote
    I am currently taking Depakote Extended Realease 1000mgs at bedtime with Clyndamican an antibiotic. I have been feeling dizzy, fatigue, headaches, body aches, sore throat, and pain and pressure in my chest. I would like to know if these two medications mixed together are causing me these problems, and if it can cause me a seizure.

More questions for: Depakote, Lexapro

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  • Lexapro and memory loss
    I actually have no idea what other medicine I was on the week I took Lexapro, it was back at the end of February 2014 right before I checked myself into the psych hospital. I formed no memory for a whole week just because of one drug! My friends and family tell me what happened that week and I have called them a liar because there is no recall from that week! I have been on psychiatric drugs for over 14 years and have never had such a horrible reaction as I did with Lexapro! The side effects do not include this reaction, but I didn't sleep at all that week or so I am told and there is just nothing, not even a little memory. Take this as you will I am not saying everyone gets this side effect I am just saying it is not impossible. I learned a lesson I don't remember, but will never take Lexapro again! It was dangerous for me!
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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • doc moc on Apr, 25, 2013:

    BREAK down FOOL!

    Reply

    Rhs on Oct, 13, 2012:

    Get your medical records
    and consult w/your doctor

    Reply

    trust1983 on Dec, 3, 2012:

    Is it true in the states that a psych doc can up and just leave and refuse to treat you because you tried to kill yourself, especially if you didn't have a contact for life with you r doc?

    Reply

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On eHealthMe, Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is often used to treat depression. Depakote (divalproex sodium) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. 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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