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Review: Lexapro and Valium





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 1,658 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 Lexapro 39,406 users)

Valium has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Valium 21,816 users)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 1,658 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)
50.00%
(3 of 6 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)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
NauseaType 2 Diabetes MellitusPainWeight IncreasedDizzinessDizzinessHalitosisPain
AnxietyInsomniaDetoxificationDental CariesAnxietyDry MouthDry MouthNausea
DiarrhoeaSuicidal IdeationDrug IneffectiveDrug AbusePainLeukopeniaTinnitusDepression
Completed SuicideDepressionCompleted SuicideTooth FractureInsomniaDepressionPerianal Fungal InfectionAnxiety
TremorDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlInsomniaFatigueAbdominal PainAnxietyFatigue
PalpitationsChest PainAnxietySexual DysfunctionHeadacheSuicide AttemptHeadache
Abnormal BehaviourWeight IncreasedDepressionConstipationFatigueInsomniaInsomnia
VomitingHallucinationPoor Quality SleepEpistaxisEmotional DistressIntentional OverdoseDizziness
Suicidal IdeationBlood Cholesterol IncreasedAgitationInsomniaPulmonary EmbolismAcid RefluxVomiting
ConvulsionLoss Of ConsciousnessSyncopeDrug Withdrawal SyndromeMuscle SpasmsBinge EatingDiarrhoea

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lexapro is effective44.44%
(16 of 36 people)
31.58%
(6 of 19 people)
Valium is effective42.11%
(16 of 38 people)
38.89%
(7 of 18 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainAnxiety
NauseaDepression
AnxietyFatigue
DepressionNausea
InsomniaSuicidal Ideation
FatiguePain
HeadacheHeadache
DizzinessDiabetes Mellitus
FallType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
VomitingConstipation

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)
12.50%
(6 of 48 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 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
ScabVomitingPainArthralgiaDiarrhoeaDyspnoea
EpistaxisDepressionInsomniaAnxietyChest PainNeck Pain
AggressionAnxietyDiarrhoeaNauseaGait DisturbanceHeadache

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin? (1 answer)
    I am the mom of a 22 year old who is trying to get through college and can't seem to find the right meds for depression. She is taking Lexapro and I am wondering if adding Wellbutrin will help.
  • 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).
  • My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
    My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid dreams that carry over when she awakens, or if she wakes up and sees visions. I do not want to change her meds, if possible. This combination of Aricept, Namenda and Lexapro have allowed her to be sharper mentally than she has in a number of years. Except for the hallucinations, it's been nothing short of amazing. Please help. Thank you
  • Has anybody who is on cipralex or lexapro been diagnosed with pancreatic cyst❓
    I was on cipralex for a year. Last week a large pancreatic cyst 7 cm was found incidentally. In the past I have been hospitalized because of kidney reaction to tetracycline antibiotic
  • How many valium pills could causes coma
    I need to know how can one get in coma in a quick way

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