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Review: Lexapro and Savella





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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Savella. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 70 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 Lexapro 39,406 users)

Savella has active ingredients of milnacipran hydrochloride. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from Savella 3,389 users)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 70 people who take Lexapro, Savella are studied

Lexapro, Savella outcomes

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

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lexapro is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Savella is effective0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
HyperhidrosisDepressionn/aAnxiety AggravatedParanoian/an/aNausea
NauseaPanic AttackPanic AttackHyperhidrosis
IleusManiaManiaFatigue
Abdominal PainParanoiaPyrexiaPalpitations
Panic AttackSomnolenceAggressionDyspnoea
LeukocytosisSuicidal IdeationUrinary Tract InfectionDecreased Appetite
TinnitusAnxietyTinnitusDiarrhoea
Suicidal IdeationUrinary Tract InfectionSuicidal IdeationIleus
Feeling AbnormalTinnitusHyperreflexiaStupor
PalpitationsHyperreflexiaSomnolenceActivities Of Daily Living Impaired

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lexapro is effective22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
n/a
Savella is effective25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
HyperhidrosisNausea
PalpitationsSomnolence
FatigueAggression
DyspnoeaPyrexia
NauseaSuicidal Ideation
IleusUrinary Tract Infection
LeukocytosisDecreased Appetite
InsomniaDiarrhoea
Impaired Driving AbilityParanoia
Abdominal PainTinnitus

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lexapro is effectiven/an/an/an/a50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
n/a
Savella is effectiven/an/an/an/a50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/aAggressionDecreased AppetitePalpitationsHyperhidrosisDyspnoea
Panic AttackDiarrhoeaDyspnoeaNauseaCough
ManiaNauseaAnaphylactic ReactionFatigueInfusion Related Reaction
PyrexiaHyperkalaemiaAnaphylactic ShockIleusLocal Swelling
SomnolenceFatigueTremorLeukocytosisOedema Peripheral
Urinary Tract InfectionLatent TuberculosisDiarrhoeaActivities Of Daily Living ImpairedAsthenia
TinnitusAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedFeeling AbnormalAbdominal PainSwelling Face
Suicidal IdeationBlood Triglycerides IncreasedPeripheral ColdnessStuporSwollen Tongue
HyperreflexiaExtrapyramidal DisorderAnxietyImpaired Driving AbilityDepression
ParanoiaAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedBlood Pressure DecreasedOesophagitisHot Flush

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin? (1 answer)
    I am the mom of a 22 year old who is trying to get through college and can't seem to find the right meds for depression. She is taking Lexapro and I am wondering if adding Wellbutrin will help.
  • Can my eye twitch be because of lexapro?
    So I have had symptoms of anxiety and depression due to a lot of stressors and disasters that happened in my life over the past two years. As my anxiety got worse after a breast biopsy, I started freaking out and thinking I may have MS because my sister has MS. So I went to my GP and she decided my symptoms do not follow the symptoms of MS or any similar problem and it should most likely be anxiety. She put me on Lexapro and Clonazepam. At first I was very hesitant to take medication but as my symptoms got worse I decided to give it a try. I was on Lexopro 5 mg for about two months and then I went to 10 mg, and I would take 1 or 2 Clonazepam a day. And this all started 5 months ago. And things seemed to be working just fine.Until about two months ago I started having this freaking annoying eye twitch on my upper left eyelid. I have had eye twitches before but they always go away after a couple of days or a week top. This one has been lasting for 2 months now and seems to be just getting worse. I went to the GP and my eye doctor and they still found no cause and said it's probably stress and anxiety. I have not been overly stressed and I get plenty of sleep, 10 hrs or more! and I stopped taking caffeine and alcohol after the twitch started. Any idea? Could it be because of medication? I also need to add I have had thumb twitching and severe spasms in my muscles around my right thumb starting in May (before taking any medication).
  • My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
    My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid dreams that carry over when she awakens, or if she wakes up and sees visions. I do not want to change her meds, if possible. This combination of Aricept, Namenda and Lexapro have allowed her to be sharper mentally than she has in a number of years. Except for the hallucinations, it's been nothing short of amazing. Please help. Thank you
  • Has anybody who is on cipralex or lexapro been diagnosed with pancreatic cyst❓
    I was on cipralex for a year. Last week a large pancreatic cyst 7 cm was found incidentally. In the past I have been hospitalized because of kidney reaction to tetracycline antibiotic
  • My doctor prescribed citalopram for depression but l have myasthenia gravis is the ol
    Could anyone help, my doctor has given me citalopram for depression but I have myasthenia gravis is this ok I have read it might not be safe?

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  • Lexapro and memory loss
    I actually have no idea what other medicine I was on the week I took Lexapro, it was back at the end of February 2014 right before I checked myself into the psych hospital. I formed no memory for a whole week just because of one drug! My friends and family tell me what happened that week and I have called them a liar because there is no recall from that week! I have been on psychiatric drugs for over 14 years and have never had such a horrible reaction as I did with Lexapro! The side effects do not include this reaction, but I didn't sleep at all that week or so I am told and there is just nothing, not even a little memory. Take this as you will I am not saying everyone gets this side effect I am just saying it is not impossible. I learned a lesson I don't remember, but will never take Lexapro again! It was dangerous for me!
  • So sleepy with savella
    I am just finishing the starter pack of Savella and I am so sleepy I can't hold my head up. My pain and other Fibromyalgia symptoms are tremendously better but I am sleeping like crazy. Hopefully I can have both doses at night and this will help. I am so glad to not be in pain but I need to be awake also. I am going to talk to my doctor about perhaps another medication to help curb the sleepiness. I can't use caffeine or stimulants due to anxiety but need something to take this sleepiness away.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 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.

    Reply

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.

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