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Review: taking Lexapro and Geodon together

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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On Mar, 2, 2015: 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

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)

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 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

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

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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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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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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