Amitriptyline vs Lexapro

Amitriptyline
(Rx)
Lexapro
(Rx)
Amitriptyline is an antidepressant medication.
Lexapro is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.7
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.7
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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Not Available
August 14, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
74,891 Discussions
287,969 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Migraines
#4 for Headaches
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Insomnia
#7 for Nerve Pain
#8 for Weight Gain
#10 for Chronic Pain
#11 for Neuropathy
Amitriptyline is prescribed for Depression, Headaches, Insomnia and Weight Issues and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Fibromyalgia and Nerve Pain, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is taken to prevent Migraines.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Pain
#5 for Insomnia
#7 for Panic
#8 for Headaches
#9 for OCD
#10 for GAD
#11 for Social Anxiety
#12 for Anxiety Attacks
#13 for Mood Swings
Lexapro is prescribed for Anxiety and Depression and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ami
Drowsiness
4
Dry Mouth
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Dizziness
3
Grogginess
2
Palpitations
1
Nightmares
1
Twitching
1
Hallucinations
1
Tachycardia
1
Lex
Withdrawal Symptoms
10
Nausea
4
Dizziness
4
Sexual Dysfunction
3
Numbness
2
Drowsiness
2
Decreased Libido
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Head Zaps
1
Palpitations
1
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Ami
Lexapro
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Drowsiness
Ami
Lex
4
2
Dry Mouth
Ami
Lex
4
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ami
Lex
3
10
Dizziness
Ami
Lex
3
4
Grogginess
Ami
Lex
2
0
Palpitations
Ami
Lex
1
1
Nightmares
Ami
Lex
1
0
Twitching
Ami
Lex
1
0
Hallucinations
Ami
Lex
1
0
Tachycardia
Ami
Lex
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lex
Ami
10
3
Nausea
Lex
Ami
4
0
Dizziness
Lex
Ami
4
3
Sexual Dysfunction
Lex
Ami
3
0
Numbness
Lex
Ami
2
0
Drowsiness
Lex
Ami
2
4
Decreased Libido
Lex
Ami
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Lex
Ami
1
0
Head Zaps
Lex
Ami
1
0
Palpitations
Lex
Ami
1
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Amitriptyline during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Lexapro during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Amitriptyline and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Lexapro and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg
Solution: 10 mg/mL
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
Solution: 5 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Amitriptyline Hcl
Escitalopram Oxalate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Amitriptyline and Lexapro: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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