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Review: Lexapro and Savella

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Savella. It is created by eHealthMe based on 54 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 30, 2014: 54 people who reported to have interactions when taking Lexapro, Savella are studied

Trend of Lexapro, Savella's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4192844)

Drug combinations in study:
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
- Savella (milnacipran hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Lexapro, Savella:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)27
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)24
Diarrhoea24
Ileus (a painful obstruction of the ileum or other part of the intestine)24
Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)22
Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)21
Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)21
Asthenia (weakness)18
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)16
Leukocytosis (increased white blood cells)12

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Lexapro, Savella:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Blood Glucose Decreased4
Aggression4
Energy Increased4
Apathy4
Depression4
Insomnia (sleeplessness)4
Derealisation4
Drug Ineffective4
Feeling Abnormal4
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)4

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lexapro0.000.000.000.000.00
Savella0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Fibromyalgia
  2. Depression
  3. Anxiety
  4. Panic attack
  5. Panic disorder

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Synthroid
  2. Xanax
  3. Lyrica
  4. Ambien
  5. Neurontin

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is often used to treat depression. Savella (milnacipran hydrochloride) is often used to treat fibromyalgia. 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:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I was wanting to see if there were any adverse reactions in taking all of these at the same time. Worried about my sister. The drug names are all correct, reason for each is unknown, I do know she has been having migraines.

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