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Review: Lexapro and Depakote

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 (latest outcomes from 39,391 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

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Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,927 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

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On Nov, 24, 2014: 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):

  • 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 ...

  • My sister has been taking depakote cogentin and geodon and suffers with great memory loss inability to carry on a conversation and drops things all the time is this the effect of these drugs?
    (Asked by a 55 year old woman who has Halucinations, Talking Out Of Her Head, Sleeping Difficulty, Falling , Memory Loss, and takes Wellbutrin, Prozac, Geodon, Cogentin, Depakote)
    Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? ...

  • 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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Complete drug side effects:

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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