Review: Lexapro and Topamax
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Lexapro and Topamax together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Topamax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,410 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,391 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.
Topamax (latest outcomes from 24,570 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.
On Nov, 25, 2014: 1,410 people who take Lexapro, Topamax are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
- Topamax (topiramate)
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||33.33%|
(2 of 6 people)
(3 of 17 people)
(3 of 11 people)
(5 of 14 people)
(14 of 32 people)
(10 of 16 people)
(4 of 8 people)
(0 of 2 people)
|Topamax is effective||20.00%|
(1 of 5 people)
(10 of 22 people)
(5 of 15 people)
(4 of 12 people)
(11 of 25 people)
(9 of 15 people)
(4 of 6 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|
|Hepatitis Cholestatic||Depression||Drug Toxicity||Convulsion||Deep Vein Thrombosis||Emotional Distress||Breast Cancer Female||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Overdose||Suicidal Ideation||Somnolence||Anxiety||Anxiety||Cleft Lip And Palate||Akathisia||Pain|
|Leukopenia||Nausea||Growth Retardation||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Depression||Emotional Disorder||Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness||Nausea|
|Grand Mal Convulsion||Dizziness||Hypospadias||Depression||Dizziness||Patent Ductus Arteriosus||Sleepy||Depression|
|Somnolence||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Suicide Attempt||Obesity||Diarrhoea||Pulmonary Embolism||Memory Impairment||Weight Increased|
|Fatigue||Tremor||Thrombocytopenia||Pain||Abdominal Discomfort||Sleep Apnoea Syndrome||Impairment Of Speech||Headache|
|Nausea||Grand Mal Convulsion||Confusional State||Sleep Apnoea Syndrome||Abdominal Pain||Dyspnoea||Enuresis||Anxiety|
|Vision Blurred||Leukopenia||Dyspnoea||Acute Respiratory Failure||Abdominal Pain Upper||Nasal Septum Deviation||Short-term Memory Loss||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|Headache||Vomiting||Complications Of Transplanted Kidney||Vomiting||Pain In Extremity||Enlarged Clitoris||Dizziness|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Lexapro is effective||41.94%|
(39 of 93 people)
(2 of 13 people)
|Topamax is effective||45.56%|
(41 of 90 people)
(4 of 12 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Diabetes Mellitus||Suicidal Ideation|
|Nausea||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Overdose|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Lexapro is effective||n/a||n/a||0.00%|
(0 of 6 people)
(8 of 54 people)
(8 of 40 people)
(12 of 48 people)
(11 of 19 people)
(2 of 4 people)
|Topamax is effective||n/a||n/a||33.33%|
(3 of 9 people)
(11 of 60 people)
(15 of 38 people)
(10 of 48 people)
(6 of 16 people)
(0 of 4 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Drug Exposure During Pregnancy||Sedation||Depression||Pain||Depression||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Nausea||Anxiety|
|Feeding Disorder Neonatal||Feeding Disorder Neonatal||Suicide Attempt||Dyspnoea||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Depression||Tooth Disorder|
|Drug Exposure Via Breast Milk||Drug Exposure Via Breast Milk||Convulsion||Abdominal Pain||Diabetes Mellitus||Back Pain||Diabetes Mellitus||Impaired Healing|
|Uterine Leiomyoma||Anxiety||Headache||Headache||Depression||Weight Increased||Rib Fracture|
|Urinary Tract Infection||Mania||Urinary Tract Infection||Anxiety||Pain||Back Pain||Intracranial Aneurysm|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Affective Disorder||Abdominal Pain Upper||Nausea||Neuropathy Peripheral||Convulsion||Cardiac Arrest|
|Suicidal Ideation||Dizziness||Weight Increased||Pain||Weight Increased||Anxiety||Pain|
|Weight Increased||Aggression||Diabetes Mellitus||Suicidal Ideation||Obesity||Condition Aggravated||Colitis|
|Neonatal Oversedation||Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms||Suicidal Ideation||Pulmonary Embolism||Convulsion||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Uterine Disorder|
* 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. Topamax (topiramate) is often used to treat migraine. 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:
- Topamax is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Lexapro alternatives:
- Topamax alternatives:
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