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Review: Lexapro and Geodon

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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Geodon. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 876 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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Geodon (latest outcomes from 15,127 users) has active ingredients of ziprasidone hydrochloride. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

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On Oct, 28, 2014: 876 people who take Lexapro, Geodon are studied

Lexapro, Geodon outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
- Geodon (ziprasidone hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lexapro is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
36.36%
(4 of 11 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
n/a
Geodon is effective0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
83.33%
(5 of 6 people)
n/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
InsomniaType 2 Diabetes MellitusWeight IncreasedDiabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusDepressionDiabetes Mellitus
FallDepressionBlood Cholesterol IncreasedType 2 Diabetes MellitusBlood Cholesterol IncreasedDiabetes MellitusHalitosisType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Swollen TongueDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusBlood Cholesterol IncreasedAnxietyObesityDry MouthBlood Cholesterol Increased
FatigueOverdoseLiver Function Test AbnormalWeight IncreasedAgitationNeuropathy PeripheralTinnitusDepression
Cardio-respiratory ArrestInsomniaHypertriglyceridaemiaDiplopiaTremorSuicidal IdeationWeight Increased
Loss Of ConsciousnessHallucinationErectile DysfunctionBlood Glucose IncreasedCholelithiasisWeight IncreasedObesity
Feeling AbnormalWeight IncreasedHaemoglobin DecreasedDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlDiabetes MellitusHumerus FractureSuicidal Ideation
Speech DisorderBlood Cholesterol IncreasedType 2 Diabetes MellitusHyperglycaemiaInsomniaRhabdomyolysisFall
DyspnoeaSuicidal IdeationCholecystitis ChronicArthralgiaUrinary Tract InfectionCardiac HypertrophyHypertension
DizzinessHyperlipidaemiaTardive DyskinesiaFibromaNeuropathy PeripheralLactic AcidosisAnxiety

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lexapro is effective40.91%
(9 of 22 people)
14.29%
(1 of 7 people)
Geodon is effective35.00%
(7 of 20 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedWeight Increased
DepressionInsomnia
FallBlood Cholesterol Increased
Weight IncreasedSuicidal Ideation
ObesityAnxiety
Neuroleptic Malignant SyndromeDiabetic Neuropathy
HypertensionDepression
Suicidal IdeationAggression

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lexapro is effectiven/an/a16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
4.88%
(2 of 41 people)
31.25%
(5 of 16 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
n/a
Geodon is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
14.29%
(1 of 7 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
4.05%
(3 of 74 people)
30.77%
(4 of 13 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diabetes Mellitusn/aSuicidal IdeationDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusFall
TearfulnessDepressionType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusRhabdomyolysis
Suicide AttemptDrug IneffectiveAbdominal PainBlood Cholesterol IncreasedBlood Cholesterol IncreasedBlood Cholesterol IncreasedNeuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
Suicidal IdeationSuicide AttemptPainObesityDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlWeight IncreasedHumerus Fracture
StressHallucinationCholelithiasisDepressionWeight IncreasedDiabetic NeuropathyLactic Acidosis
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedTremorWeight IncreasedHyperlipidaemiaObesityDepressionOrgan Failure
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedPost-traumatic Stress DisorderHyperglycaemiaDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlDepressionDizzinessDyspnoea
Ovarian CystWeight IncreasedDiabetic KetoacidosisWeight IncreasedPancreatitisAnxietyRenal Failure
Neuroleptic Malignant SyndromeAnxietyAnxietyBlood Triglycerides IncreasedInsomniaObesityPyrexia
HyperlipidaemiaOverdoseAggressionPancreatitisDiabetic NeuropathyHyperglycaemiaCardiac Hypertrophy

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you take Lexapro and Geodon?

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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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    (Posted by a 50 year old woman who has Shingles, Tardive Dyskinesia)
    I have always been hypersensitive to drugs. I have multiple allergies which have in some cases caused anaphylaxis. I developed Tardive Dyskinesia after being on Geodone for five days. (stopped geodon immediately after manifestation of symptoms) The symptoms began on the third day. I have managed to ...

  • Yes, lexapro does cause tinnitus!
    (Posted by a 67 year old woman who has Tinnitus, and takes Lexapro)
    Whenever I forget to take my Lexapro in the morning, I get a high pitched ringing in my ears which starts around 1:00 pm, which won't go away until a few hours after I take the drug. Once I was out of the medication and I almost screamed because the ringing got so bad! I don't think it is as "rare" ...

  • Lithium constipation and tremor
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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is often used to treat depression. Geodon (ziprasidone hydrochloride) 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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