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Review: taking Lexapro and Mirena together

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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Mirena. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 206 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)

Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from 62,945 Mirena users)

On Jan, 16, 2015: 206 people who take Lexapro, Mirena are studied

Lexapro, Mirena outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
- Mirena (levonorgestrel)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lexapro is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
n/an/an/a
Mirena is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
100.00%
(4 of 4 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Menstruation IrregularDevice DislocationDizzinessIucd ComplicationPregnancy With Contraceptive DeviceMuscle TightnessGroin PainProcedural Pain
Pelvic PainProcedural PainAlopeciaPelvic PainDepressionLibido DecreasedDry SkinMenstruation Irregular
Abdominal Pain LowerVaginal HaemorrhageNervousnessEctopic Pregnancy With Intrauterine DeviceMenstruation DelayedHypomenorrhoeaDiscomfortHeadache
Procedural PainIucd ComplicationWeight IncreasedPost Procedural HaemorrhageRoad Traffic AccidentParaesthesiaImpulse-control DisorderAmenorrhoea
NauseaRashMuscle SpasmsPost Procedural HaematomaAnxietyWeight IncreasedMajor DepressionIucd Complication
HeadacheIncision Site PruritusMetrorrhagiaBipolar DisorderPostpartum DepressionPremature MenopauseSuicidal IdeationVaginal Haemorrhage
Abdominal PainIrritabilityAmenorrhoeaPregnancy - Vaginal BleedingPremature LabourAmenorrhoeaPsychotic DisorderAbdominal Pain
MetrorrhagiaBlindness TransientUterine PerforationDepressionPulmonary EmbolismOverdoseDepressionPregnancy With Contraceptive Device
Vaginal HaemorrhageHaemoglobin DecreasedAbdominal PainHypomaniaConstipationHypoaesthesia FacialDeliriumNausea
PainPainAcneAcneIron Deficiency AnaemiaHeadacheAngerAbdominal Pain Lower

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lexapro is effective53.85%
(7 of 13 people)
n/a
Mirena is effective84.62%
(11 of 13 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Procedural PainGroin Pain
Menstruation IrregularDry Skin
HeadacheDiscomfort
AmenorrhoeaImpulse-control Disorder
Iucd ComplicationMajor Depression
Vaginal HaemorrhageSuicidal Ideation
Abdominal PainPsychotic Disorder
Pregnancy With Contraceptive DeviceDepression
Abdominal Pain LowerDelirium
NauseaAnger

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lexapro is effectiven/an/an/a36.36%
(4 of 11 people)
10.34%
(3 of 29 people)
n/an/an/a
Mirena is effectiven/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
45.45%
(5 of 11 people)
50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/aMenstruation IrregularMenstruation IrregularAbdominal PainAbdominal Pain LowerHeadacheEye Swelling
Vaginal DischargePainProcedural PainProcedural PainSpeech DisorderHypersensitivity
NephrolithiasisPelvic PainHeadacheDevice DislocationPain In ExtremityEye Pain
Abortion SpontaneousProcedural PainPregnancy With Contraceptive DeviceVaginal HaemorrhageThrombosisBronchitis
PregnancyIucd ComplicationAmenorrhoeaMenorrhagiaVaginal HaemorrhageAbdominal Distension
CholecystitisPregnancy With Contraceptive DeviceAbortion SpontaneousIncision Site PruritusWeight IncreasedNasopharyngitis
Iucd ComplicationAmenorrhoeaNauseaMedical Device ComplicationNauseaOcular Hyperaemia
Pelvic PainMetrorrhagiaIucd ComplicationRashGait DisturbanceWeight Increased
Gallbladder DisorderHeadacheAnxietyMetrorrhagiaLoss Of ConsciousnessAbnormal Dreams
HeadacheMenstruation DelayedDepressionDepressionDizzinessVisual Impairment

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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