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Review: Lexapro and Topamax

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Topamax. It is created by eHealthMe based on 1,282 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 1, 2014: 1,282 people who reported to have interactions when taking Lexapro, Topamax are studied

Trend of Lexapro, Topamax's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4193398)

Drug combinations in study:
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
- Topamax (topiramate)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Lexapro, Topamax:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Anxiety516
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)456
Pain399
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus379
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)328
Depression302
Weight Increased287
Dizziness287
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)270
Headache (pain in head)270

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Lexapro, Topamax:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Anxiety59
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus39
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)36
Emotional Distress34
Vomiting33
Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)30
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)26
Pain24
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)24
Chest Pain20

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lexapro7.69%23.08%30.77%23.08%15.38%
Topamax0.00%23.08%53.85%15.38%7.69%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression
  2. Bipolar disorder
  3. Anxiety
  4. Migraine
  5. Pain

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel
  2. Neurontin
  3. Abilify
  4. Risperdal
  5. Klonopin

* Approximation only. 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:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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  • I have started having my meds and food get stuck in throat. Am starting to chock on things. Had a barium swallow done recently and it showed a narrowing of my esophagus.

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  • When to er with stroke like symptoms that turned out not to be a stroke.

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