Review: Lexapro and Savella drug interactions
This review analyzes the interactions between Lexapro and Savella. It is created by eHealthMe based on 54 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.
Savella (latest outcomes from 3,221 users) has active ingredients of milnacipran hydrochloride. It is often used in fibromyalgia.
On Feb, 28, 2014: 54 people who reported to have interactions when taking Lexapro, Savella are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
- Savella (milnacipran hydrochloride)
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)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)||10|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)||10|
|Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)||8|
|Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)||7|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||7|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||6|
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)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Blepharospasm (any abnormal contraction or twitch of the eyelid)||4|
|Mania (a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood)||2|
|Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)||2|
|Blood Glucose Decreased||2|
|Hyperreflexia (overactive or over responsive reflexes)||2|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Panic attack
- Panic disorder
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
* 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. 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:
- Lexapro is used in:
- Savella is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Lexapro alternatives:
- Savella alternatives:
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.
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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- By vtway: Fibromyalgia & related health issues
Fibromyalgia dx after pregnancy of only child at 42/other dx followed and seem to be in conjunction. heart issues did not appear until after the use of fibro meds- cymbalta, lyrica, neurontin, and more. had 1 seizure believed to be related to seretonin syndrome/years and years of mistreatment by doc ...
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