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Review: Lexapro and Mirena

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Mirena. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 205 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 39,301 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is used in depression.

Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,885 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is used in birth control.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 205 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)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
n/an/an/a
Mirena is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 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 PainMenstruation DelayedLibido DecreasedDry SkinMenstruation Irregular
Abdominal Pain LowerVaginal HaemorrhageNervousnessEctopic Pregnancy With Intrauterine DeviceDepressionHypomenorrhoeaDiscomfortHeadache
Procedural PainIucd ComplicationWeight IncreasedPost Procedural HaemorrhageAnxietyParaesthesiaImpulse-control DisorderAmenorrhoea
NauseaRashMuscle SpasmsPost Procedural HaematomaRoad Traffic AccidentWeight IncreasedMajor DepressionIucd Complication
Abdominal PainIncision Site PruritusMetrorrhagiaBipolar DisorderRectal HaemorrhagePremature MenopauseSuicidal IdeationVaginal Haemorrhage
Vaginal HaemorrhageIrritabilityAmenorrhoeaPregnancy - Vaginal BleedingPremature LabourAmenorrhoeaPsychotic DisorderAbdominal Pain
MetrorrhagiaBlindness TransientUterine PerforationDepressionPulmonary EmbolismOverdoseDepressionPregnancy With Contraceptive Device
HeadacheHaemoglobin DecreasedAbdominal PainHypomaniaPleural EffusionHypoaesthesia FacialDeliriumNausea
Depressed MoodPainAcneAcneMeniscus LesionHeadacheAngerAbdominal Pain Lower

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lexapro is effective58.33%
(7 of 12 people)
n/a
Mirena is effective83.33%
(10 of 12 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Menstruation IrregularGroin Pain
Procedural PainDry Skin
HeadacheDiscomfort
AmenorrhoeaImpulse-control Disorder
Iucd ComplicationMajor Depression
Vaginal HaemorrhageSuicidal Ideation
Abdominal PainPsychotic Disorder
Pregnancy With Contraceptive DeviceDepression
NauseaDelirium
Abdominal Pain LowerAnger

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lexapro is effectiven/an/an/a36.36%
(4 of 11 people)
12.00%
(3 of 25 people)
n/an/an/a
Mirena is effectiven/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
45.45%
(5 of 11 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 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 PainPregnancy With Contraceptive DeviceDevice DislocationPain In ExtremityEye Pain
Abortion SpontaneousProcedural PainHeadacheVaginal HaemorrhageThrombosisBronchitis
PregnancyIucd ComplicationAmenorrhoeaMenorrhagiaVaginal HaemorrhageAbdominal Distension
CholecystitisPregnancy With Contraceptive DeviceIucd ComplicationIncision Site PruritusWeight IncreasedNasopharyngitis
Iucd ComplicationAmenorrhoeaNauseaMedical Device ComplicationNauseaOcular Hyperaemia
Pelvic PainMetrorrhagiaAbortion SpontaneousRashGait DisturbanceWeight Increased
Gallbladder DisorderHeadacheDrug IneffectiveMetrorrhagiaLoss Of ConsciousnessAbnormal Dreams
HeadacheMenstruation DelayedPalpitationsDepressionDizzinessVisual Impairment

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is often used to treat depression. Mirena (levonorgestrel) is often used to treat birth control. 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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