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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 has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 39,406 users)

Geodon has active ingredients of ziprasidone hydrochloride. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Geodon 15,131 users)

On Nov, 30, 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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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin? (1 answer)
    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?
    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 symptoms do not follow the symptoms of MS or any similar problem and it should most likely be anxiety. She put me on Lexapro and Clonazepam. At first I was very hesitant to take medication but as my symptoms got worse I decided to give it a try. I was on Lexopro 5 mg for about two months and then I went to 10 mg, and I would take 1 or 2 Clonazepam a day. And this all started 5 months ago. And things seemed to be working just fine.Until about two months ago I started having this freaking annoying eye twitch on my upper left eyelid. I have had eye twitches before but they always go away after a couple of days or a week top. This one has been lasting for 2 months now and seems to be just getting worse. I went to the GP and my eye doctor and they still found no cause and said it's probably stress and anxiety. I have not been overly stressed and I get plenty of sleep, 10 hrs or more! and I stopped taking caffeine and alcohol after the twitch started. Any idea? Could it be because of medication? I also need to add I have had thumb twitching and severe spasms in my muscles around my right thumb starting in May (before taking any medication).
  • 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?
    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 dreams that carry over when she awakens, or if she wakes up and sees visions. I do not want to change her meds, if possible. This combination of Aricept, Namenda and Lexapro have allowed her to be sharper mentally than she has in a number of years. Except for the hallucinations, it's been nothing short of amazing. Please help. Thank you
  • 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? (1 answer)
    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? I either need to get some acceptance or find answers to the effects this medicine is causing..afraid to change up her medicines but needless to say I am worried...
  • Has anybody who is on cipralex or lexapro been diagnosed with pancreatic cyst❓
    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

More questions for: Geodon, Lexapro

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month 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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