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Review: taking Lexapro and Valium together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Lexapro and Valium together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Valium. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,659 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,466 Lexapro users)

Valium has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 21,829 Valium users)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 1,659 people who take Lexapro, Valium are studied

Lexapro, Valium outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
- Valium (diazepam)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lexapro is effective0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
27.27%
(3 of 11 people)
33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
42.86%
(3 of 7 people)
42.86%
(6 of 14 people)
57.14%
(4 of 7 people)
80.00%
(4 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Valium is effective30.00%
(3 of 10 people)
50.00%
(7 of 14 people)
12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
80.00%
(4 of 5 people)
28.57%
(4 of 14 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lexapro is effective44.44%
(16 of 36 people)
30.00%
(6 of 20 people)
Valium is effective42.11%
(16 of 38 people)
38.89%
(7 of 18 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lexapro is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
42.86%
(3 of 7 people)
11.59%
(8 of 69 people)
15.79%
(3 of 19 people)
12.24%
(6 of 49 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
Valium is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
50.00%
(5 of 10 people)
6.93%
(7 of 101 people)
10.53%
(2 of 19 people)
12.24%
(6 of 49 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
NauseaType 2 Diabetes MellitusPainWeight IncreasedDizzinessDizzinessGeneralized Anxiety DisorderPain
AnxietyInsomniaDetoxificationDental CariesAnxietyDry MouthHalitosisNausea
DiarrhoeaSuicidal IdeationDrug IneffectiveDrug AbusePainLeukopeniaDry MouthDepression
Completed SuicideDepressionCompleted SuicideTooth FractureInsomniaDepressionTinnitusAnxiety
TremorDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlInsomniaFatigueAbdominal PainAnxietyPerianal Fungal InfectionFatigue
PalpitationsChest PainAnxietySexual DysfunctionHeadacheSuicide AttemptHeadache
Abnormal BehaviourWeight IncreasedDepressionConstipationFatigueInsomniaInsomnia
VomitingHallucinationPoor Quality SleepInsomniaEmotional DistressIntentional OverdoseDizziness
Suicidal IdeationBlood Cholesterol IncreasedAgitationEpistaxisPulmonary EmbolismAcid RefluxVomiting
ConvulsionLoss Of ConsciousnessSyncopeDepressionMuscle SpasmsBinge EatingDiarrhoea

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainAnxiety
NauseaDepression
AnxietyFatigue
DepressionNausea
InsomniaSuicidal Ideation
FatiguePain
HeadacheHeadache
DizzinessType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
FallDiabetes Mellitus
VomitingConstipation

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pharyngeal Haemorrhagen/aCompleted SuicideNauseaNauseaDepressionAnxietyPain
PancreatitisWeight IncreasedDizzinessFatigueDiabetes MellitusPainAnxiety
AnxietySuicidal IdeationVomitingInsomniaDepressionNausea
Affective DisorderConvulsionDizzinessType 2 Diabetes MellitusNauseaAnaemia
ThrombocytopeniaFatigueAnxietyFatigueFallDepression
PyrexiaDiarrhoeaDiabetes MellitusPainHeadacheFatigue
Anal HaemorrhageOverdoseHeadacheChest PainInsomniaAsthenia
ScabVomitingPainArthralgiaChest PainDyspnoea
EpistaxisDepressionInsomniaAnxietyDiarrhoeaNeck Pain
AggressionAnxietyDiarrhoeaNauseaGait DisturbanceHeadache

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • I am on nexplanon as well as lexapro. why do i start my period everytime i start taking it.
    I was put on Lexpro(escitalopram) about 6 months ago and I was scared to take the medicine I would take it about 2 days and I would start my period so I stopped. I began taking it again cause I feel like I need to stick it out and see what happens and I was not a 100% sure it was the Lexapro starting my periods cause I am on nexplanon as well. so my periods are almost not existent.I have been taking lexpro for about 4 days now and I started to bleed again. Is this something I need to be alarmed about? Do they have some type of horrible unknown reaction. I just want to hear some good news cause I want to stick with the Lexapro to see if it helps me at all. Thanks for your time.
  • Does clonazapam cause tinnitus or ringing in the ears? (1 answer)
    Patient fell a year ago and injured her neck and broke a bone in her arm. Has had severe pain in her neck. Getting acupuncture frequently. Recently tried to change medication from Valium to Clonazepam, and developed severe tinnitus. She said she only missed two days of Valium. She also says she has skipped days without taking valium and never had a problem. She says Clonazepam caused the tinnitus. I can't find anything that states a side effect of clonazepam is tinnitus.
  • Nose bleeds after meningioma surgery(post 11 months)
    I have been experiencing bloody nose, 3 in the last week. 2014 I had a meningioma removed, never experienced any bloody noses until now, I know it is dry because of winter, but there us no warning, it lasts for 20 min then it is gone no dizziness, I do have vertigo- slight case
  • I have quit smoking about 4 wks ago. i'm having nightmares for the 5 days. my question is do the nightmares taper off or do they never stop?
    I've been on lexapro for 7 yrs. This is the only med that works for me I've tired lots of diff meds for my anxiety/depression and the all made me nuts or want to die. Even the generic gave me nightmare so I stopped that one. I literally have little to no stress in my life either. So lexapro is the best for me. Anyway I'm getting healthy working out and I quit smoking about 4 wks ago. The nightmares have been going on all wk. They are stressing me out blah. When are these crazy stressful dreams gonna stop? Or at least tapper off?
  • What can i take for a headache when i am on lexapro (1 answer)
    lexapro started only a week ago, feel tightness in jaw and headache, sleeplessness, not sure if lexapro is good for me if i cannot ever take an aspirin or tylenol for sleep.

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    In 2005 I had NMS, which was not detected by my drs for 4 months. I'd been on Lexapro & Seroquel for 2 yrs, but was weaned from Lexapro & placed on Lamictal 3/05. Began getting low-grade fevers, which I was told were not caused by the Lamictal. I quit taking it anyway, fevers (along with uncontrollable shivering) continued & got higher. By 5/05 my temps were reaching 105 deg F. Husband said I became combative, refused to go to hospital. Early June/05 he came home to find me wrapped in blankets, with a temp over 105 F. He tried to place me in a tub of cold water, said I was rigid & screamed when he tried to move me. I was in the tub, speaking "in tongues" (his description, I have no memory of this). He called 911, took me to hospital. I woke, no idea where I was or why. After a lumbar puncture & 2 days in ICU I went home. The fevers continued...2 weeks later he came home to find me wrapped in sheets, towels, blankets, with the heat on full (it was in the 90's outside) he called ambulance again. I awoke to find myself under an ice blanket with nurses pushing large vials of dantrolene into both arms, several liters. Another LP, a stint in ICU...this time they told me it was NMS. The dr who dxd me said he was surprised I was alive, & not a vegetable, as my temp had peaked at 109 deg F. I suffered brain damage; short-term memory loss, brain can't control my body temp, my blood pressure went up. An arteriogram showed completely healthy heart & arteries, no plaque at all. I lost all body fat as well as some muscle mass. The fevers continued even after stopping the Seroquel. I visited my PCP for a checkup in 9/05, temp was normal. I started shuddering, my temp went up a full degree every 5 minutes. PCP admitted me to ER, my heart rate was over 272 B/M; they stopped my heart 3 times to "reset" it, which didn't work. I spent 3 days in hospital. Several months later my P doc tried me on Lamictal alone; I got Stevens-Johnson syndrome. I stopped the drug as soon as the signs appeared. I've been untreated, except for Neurontin & Primidone, until my manic episodes became unlivable. 3 weeks ago I went 8 days with no sleep, became psychotic. My P doc gave me Trileptal, which has evened my moods, but I've been getting low-grade fevers (highest was 103.6). Would having had NMS in the past make me more prone to falling to it again with the Trileptal? It's the only new med I've taken in over a year.
  • Crazy feelings with interesting things
    I am not tired but i can not keep my eyes open.I guess my Brain is tired, not my body. I can not focus on anything for a long period of time and when I try my eyes force close. I begin to hear voices and talk to people who are not present. I am scared so I stopped the meds slowly. Have not taken it in 36 hours and this morning I am still feeling this way.I am also on 4mg's of suboxone perscribed 3 times a day but I dont always take the 3rd one.
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