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Review: taking Lexapro and Savella together

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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On Apr, 25, 2015: 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

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

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 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

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

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

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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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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