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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 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 (what 39,315 Lexapro users reported?) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is used in depression.

Savella (what 3,377 Savella users reported?) has active ingredients of milnacipran hydrochloride. It is used in fibromyalgia.

On Aug, 13, 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)
(2 of 2 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Savella is effective0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
(2 of 2 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 2 people)

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
Abdominal PainParanoiaPyrexiaPalpitations
Panic AttackSomnolenceAggressionDyspnoea
LeukocytosisSuicidal IdeationUrinary Tract InfectionDecreased Appetite
Suicidal IdeationUrinary Tract InfectionSuicidal IdeationIleus
Feeling AbnormalTinnitusHyperreflexiaStupor
PalpitationsHyperreflexiaSomnolenceActivities Of Daily Living Impaired

Drug effectiveness by gender :

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

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

NauseaSuicidal Ideation
IleusUrinary Tract Infection
LeukocytosisDecreased Appetite
Impaired Driving AbilityParanoia
Abdominal PainTinnitus

Drug effectiveness by age :

Lexapro is effectiven/an/an/an/a50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 4 people)
Savella is effectiven/an/an/an/a50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
(0 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

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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  • 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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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:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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