Review: Lexapro and Mirena drug interactions
This review analyzes the interactions between Lexapro and Mirena. It is created by eHealthMe based on 190 people who have drug interactions while taking the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,131 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.
Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,806 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control.
On Mar, 2, 2014: 190 people who reported to have interactions when taking Lexapro, Mirena are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
- Mirena (levonorgestrel)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Lexapro, Mirena:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Headache (pain in head)||23|
|Amenorrhoea (absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age)||20|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||18|
|Abortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)||17|
|Pregnancy With Contraceptive Device||16|
|Abdominal Pain Lower||16|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Lexapro, Mirena:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Pregnancy With Contraceptive Device||6|
|Complication Of Device Removal||4|
|Abortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)||3|
|Post Procedural Haematoma (post procedural clotting of blood)||2|
|Hypomenorrhoea (a diminution of the menstrual flow or a shortening of the duration of menstruation)||2|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Post coital contraception
- Panic attack
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Plan b one-step
* Approximation only. 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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Lexapro is used in:
- Mirena is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Lexapro alternatives:
- Mirena alternatives:
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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- By Badrenon: Do you see any relationship between insomnia and dehydration?
I cannot fall asleep. Sometimes it takes several hours (4-5). I have been taking Amitriptyline 10 mg for almost a year which helped tremendously and lately has not helped at all.
- By cristina: I want to know what causes my asthenia
since 2012 I don`t feel like going out of home, except when I am obliged to go to work. It is getting worse.
- By greatdame: Changing anti-depressants
been taking Lexapro fors years,have since developed almost extreme irritability,the Lexapro dosent seem to be working as well anymore,almost feel as if I am in withdraws everyday,does anyone take a med that helps with both of these conditions?
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