Latuda vs. Lexapro


We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Latuda and Lexapro. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 104,702 people who take Latuda and Lexapro, and is updated regularly.

What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

eHealthMe has released original studies on market drugs and worked with leading universities and institutions such as IBM, London Health Science Centre, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University and VA. eHealthMe studies have now been referenced in over 500 peer-reviewed medical publications.

How we gather our data?

Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on lurasidone hydrochloride and escitalopram oxalate (the active ingredients of Latuda and Lexapro, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Latuda?

Latuda has active ingredients of lurasidone hydrochloride. It is often used in bipolar ii disorder. (latest outcomes from Latuda 7,929 users)

What is Lexapro?

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 65,999 users)

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 14, 2019

104,702 people who take Latuda and Lexapro are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Latuda vs Lexapro drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
  • Latuda (lurasidone hydrochloride)

Most common side effects:

  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  3. Pain
  4. Drug Ineffective
  5. Headache (pain in head)
  6. Dizziness
  7. Diarrhoea
  8. Fall
  9. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  10. Vomiting
  1. Drug Ineffective
  2. Weight Increased
  3. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  6. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  7. Suicidal Ideation
  8. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  9. Vomiting
  10. Restlessness (not able to rest)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

  1. Headache (pain in head)
  2. Pain
  3. Suicidal Ideation
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  7. Dizziness
  8. Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  9. Emotional Distress
  10. Suicide Attempt
  1. Fall
  2. Weight Increased
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Vomiting
  7. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  8. Drug Ineffective
  9. Dyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement)
  10. Headache (pain in head)

Drug effectiveness:

  • not at all: 4.02 %
  • somewhat: 21.28 %
  • moderate: 36.36 %
  • high: 29.48 %
  • very high: 8.86 %
  • not at all: 12.26 %
  • somewhat: 21.46 %
  • moderate: 32.95 %
  • high: 23.37 %
  • very high: 9.96 %

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