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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.

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Topamax (latest outcomes from 24,570 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.

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On Nov, 25, 2014: 1,410 people who take Lexapro, Topamax are studied

Lexapro, Topamax outcomes

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

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lexapro is effective33.33%
(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 effective20.00%
(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 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Hepatitis CholestaticDepressionDrug ToxicityConvulsionDeep Vein ThrombosisEmotional DistressBreast Cancer FemaleDiabetes Mellitus
OverdoseSuicidal IdeationSomnolenceAnxietyAnxietyCleft Lip And PalateAkathisiaPain
LeukopeniaNauseaGrowth RetardationType 2 Diabetes MellitusDepressionEmotional DisorderExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessNausea
Grand Mal ConvulsionDizzinessHypospadiasDepressionDizzinessPatent Ductus ArteriosusSleepyDepression
SomnolenceType 2 Diabetes MellitusSuicide AttemptObesityDiarrhoeaPulmonary EmbolismMemory ImpairmentWeight Increased
FatigueTremorThrombocytopeniaPainAbdominal DiscomfortSleep Apnoea SyndromeImpairment Of SpeechHeadache
NauseaGrand Mal ConvulsionConfusional StateSleep Apnoea SyndromeAbdominal PainDyspnoeaEnuresisAnxiety
Vision BlurredLeukopeniaDyspnoeaAcute Respiratory FailureAbdominal Pain UpperNasal Septum DeviationShort-term Memory LossType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
HeadacheVomitingComplications Of Transplanted KidneyVomitingPain In ExtremityEnlarged ClitorisDizziness
FallOverdoseAnaemiaNauseaNauseaDevelopmental DelayFatigue

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Lexapro is effective41.94%
(39 of 93 people)
(2 of 13 people)
Topamax is effective45.56%
(41 of 90 people)
(4 of 12 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

PainDiabetes Mellitus
Diabetes MellitusSuicidal Ideation
NauseaType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusOverdose
Weight IncreasedDepression
HeadacheWeight Increased
Back PainVomiting

Drug effectiveness by age :

Lexapro is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(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 effectiven/an/a33.33%
(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 PregnancySedationDepressionPainDepressionType 2 Diabetes MellitusNauseaAnxiety
Feeding Disorder NeonatalFeeding Disorder NeonatalSuicide AttemptDyspnoeaType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDepressionTooth Disorder
Drug Exposure Via Breast MilkDrug Exposure Via Breast MilkConvulsionAbdominal PainDiabetes MellitusBack PainDiabetes MellitusImpaired Healing
Uterine LeiomyomaAnxietyHeadacheHeadacheDepressionWeight IncreasedRib Fracture
Urinary Tract InfectionManiaUrinary Tract InfectionAnxietyPainBack PainIntracranial Aneurysm
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusAffective DisorderAbdominal Pain UpperNauseaNeuropathy PeripheralConvulsionCardiac Arrest
Suicidal IdeationDizzinessWeight IncreasedPainWeight IncreasedAnxietyPain
Weight IncreasedAggressionDiabetes MellitusSuicidal IdeationObesityCondition AggravatedColitis
SedationBradycardiaDizzinessConvulsionNauseaDrug IneffectiveOnychomycosis
Neonatal OversedationDrug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic SymptomsSuicidal IdeationPulmonary EmbolismConvulsionType 2 Diabetes MellitusUterine Disorder

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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.

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