Review: Lexapro and Seroquel Xr
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Lexapro and Seroquel Xr together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Seroquel Xr. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,148 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 39,406 users) Seroquel xr has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel xr 9,505 users)
What are the drugs
Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 39,406 users)
Seroquel xr has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel xr 9,505 users)
On Dec, 4, 2014: 4,148 people who take Lexapro, Seroquel Xr are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
- Seroquel Xr (quetiapine fumarate)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Lexapro is effective||16.67%|
(3 of 18 people)
(11 of 31 people)
(10 of 23 people)
(7 of 27 people)
(13 of 37 people)
(6 of 16 people)
(1 of 10 people)
(0 of 2 people)
|Seroquel Xr is effective||16.00%|
(4 of 25 people)
(11 of 30 people)
(10 of 20 people)
(17 of 35 people)
(20 of 30 people)
(11 of 16 people)
(1 of 4 people)
(1 of 2 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Dizziness||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Suicidal Ideation||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|Somnolence||Insomnia||Obesity||Obesity||Suicidal Ideation||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Diabetes Mellitus||Weight Increased|
|Convulsion||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Weight Increased||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Depression||Obesity||Asthenia||Depression|
|Depression||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Hyperglycaemia||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Hyperlipidaemia||Somnolence||Blood Cholesterol Increased|
|Agitation||Suicide Attempt||Insomnia||Pancreatitis||Pancreatitis||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Anxiety|
|Suicide Attempt||Headache||Diabetic Ketoacidosis||Anxiety||Obesity||Suicidal Ideation||Dehydration||Suicidal Ideation|
|Blood Cholesterol Increased||Weight Increased||Suicidal Ideation||Depression||Suicide Attempt||Neuropathy Peripheral||Cholelithiasis||Pancreatitis|
|Overdose||Overdose||Depression||Weight Increased||Insomnia||Headache||Urinary Tract Infection||Insomnia|
|Diabetes Mellitus||Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Weight Increased||Blood Triglycerides Increased||Hypercholesterolaemia||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Lexapro is effective||37.50%|
(39 of 104 people)
(12 of 60 people)
|Seroquel Xr is effective||46.60%|
(48 of 103 people)
(27 of 59 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|Blood Cholesterol Increased||Depression|
|Pancreatitis||Blood Cholesterol Increased|
|Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Suicide Attempt|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Lexapro is effective||0.00%|
(0 of 1 people)
(3 of 31 people)
(13 of 48 people)
(12 of 65 people)
(11 of 53 people)
(8 of 45 people)
(4 of 30 people)
|Seroquel Xr is effective||100.00%|
(1 of 1 people)
(4 of 30 people)
(14 of 50 people)
(19 of 65 people)
(18 of 52 people)
(14 of 44 people)
(5 of 31 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Diabetes Mellitus||Suicidal Ideation||Suicidal Ideation||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Anxiety|
|Pancreatitis||Diarrhoea||Weight Increased||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Depression|
|Suicidal Ideation||Mood Swings||Diabetes Mellitus||Weight Increased||Weight Increased||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Confusional State|
|Ovarian Cyst||Abnormal Behaviour||Somnolence||Headache||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Anxiety||Suicidal Ideation|
|Suicide Attempt||Tic||Mania||Dyspnoea||Obesity||Neuropathy Peripheral||Depression||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Suicide Attempt||Gallbladder Disorder||Insomnia||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Weight Increased||Insomnia||Diarrhoea|
|Extrapyramidal Disorder||Anxiety||Bipolar Disorder||Abdominal Pain||Depression||Pancreatitis||Hyperglycaemia||Pain|
|Intentional Overdose||Anger||Depression||Vomiting||Suicidal Ideation||Obesity||Nausea||Weight Decreased|
|Depression||Crying||Diabetic Ketoacidosis||Dizziness||Pancreatitis||Depression||Weight Increased||Fall|
|Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage||Aggression||Nausea||Suicidal Ideation||Diabetic Neuropathy||Hyperlipidaemia||Pancreatitis||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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With seroquel my sleep is inconsistent and if I have a bad night's sleep, I don't just feel tired, I feel breathless, headache, strange sensations, as if I haven't slept off side effects. It can make me feel relaxed when I take it but not sleepy.
- 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).
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I have been diagnosed bipolar for over 10 years. 3 years ago I was taken off of topamax and my seraquel was upped to 300 mg from 100 because I was pregnant. I was very violent! Punching, breaking stuff, in jail, in the psych ward. Yes pregnancy and bipolar are not a perfect combination. I too thought it was the hormones. My husband and split several times over me punching him. We moved to a state cross country so there was no more family drama. Nothing worked! Over the last 3 years my life has been hell! I happen to run out of my seroquel (tg) it took 2 weeks to arrive. In that time my body went thru horrible withdrawals. I vowed I wouldn't take it any longer. I've been seraquel free for 2 months. I'm now on gabapentin and proud to say I have no anger issues! Not 1 punch has
been thrown. I feel like a totally different person.
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- Transition from mirtazapine to cymbalta (bipolar ii) 6 week duration taken in conjunction with seroquel, propranalol and implanon
In early September I approached my Psychiatrist to report that I was having sleep paralysis episodes as well as insatiable appetite. I had put on about 20lb in the space of 6 months since the sleep paralysis started.
My Psychiatrist opted to wean me off the Mirtazapine and onto Cymbalta. I have now been on 60mg of Cymbalta for about 4 weeks and completely titrated off the Mirtazapine.
I have noted that since switching to Cymbalta that I no longer have the insatiable appetite, nor have I had any further sleep paralysis episodes (though I have had a brain MRI to rule out any physiological issues - yet to receive results).
I have noticed that I have had mild to moderate rolling nausea with the Cymbalta and that I now have food aversions. Food does not interest me as much anymore and I find that certain foods (mostly processed snacks) are no longer palatable. I also find that I become full after much smaller meal portions.
I have found that I can no longer drink wine or spirits because they now taste awful however I can still tolerate certain brands of beer. I also no longer enjoy drinking cola.
I am also on the Implanon Implant. I have had this implant inserted for about 12 months and my cycles have been rather regular. Since starting the Cymbalta I have had some breakthrough bleeding yet my periods have not been as painful, though they have been heavier and longer.
My Psychiatrist will commence titrating me off the Seroquel in about two weeks and onto Topamax as it is his belief it will be less sedating than the Seroquel and that it will hopefully help as a mood stabiliser, treat my migraines and allow me to come off the Propranolol. he also hopes that I am able to loose some of the weight gained since the sleep paralysis episodes started.
As a side note regarding the Propranolol, I have naturally low blood pressure and I find while Propranalol is generally an effective migraine prophylactic, (I do get some breakthrough migraines) it does make my blood pressure even lower which leads to dizziness and faintness when I stand up too quickly from a recumbent position.
- 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!
Comments from related studies:
From this study (1 month ago):
doc moc on Apr, 25, 2013:
BREAK down FOOL!
Rhs on Oct, 13, 2012:
Get your medical records
and consult w/your doctor
trust1983 on Dec, 3, 2012:
Is it true in the states that a psych doc can up and just leave and refuse to treat you because you tried to kill yourself, especially if you didn't have a contact for life with you r doc?
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