Invega vs Lexapro for Depression

Invega
(Rx)
Lexapro
(Rx)
Invega is a psychosis medication.
Lexapro is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
2.2
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.8
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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December 19, 2006
August 14, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
9,946 Discussions
287,969 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Our data suggest that Invega is taken for Depression and Bipolar Disorder, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is prescribed for Psychosis and Schizophrenia.
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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Weight Gain
10
Tiredness
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Insomnia
2
Weight Loss
2
Diabetes
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Drowsiness
1
Headaches
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
6
Nausea
3
Dizziness
2
Sexual Dysfunction
2
Numbness
1
Drowsiness
1
Decreased Libido
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Head Zaps
1
Palpitations
1
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Weight Gain
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Lex
10
0
Tiredness
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Lex
3
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Inv
Lex
2
6
Insomnia
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Lex
2
0
Weight Loss
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Lex
2
0
Diabetes
Inv
Lex
1
0
Suicidal behavior
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Lex
1
1
Sexual Dysfunction
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Lex
1
2
Drowsiness
Inv
Lex
1
1
Headaches
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Lex
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lex
Inv
6
2
Nausea
Lex
Inv
3
0
Dizziness
Lex
Inv
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Lex
Inv
2
1
Numbness
Lex
Inv
1
0
Drowsiness
Lex
Inv
1
1
Decreased Libido
Lex
Inv
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Lex
Inv
1
1
Head Zaps
Lex
Inv
1
0
Palpitations
Lex
Inv
1
0
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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Not Available
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 Invega and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Lexapro and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 1.5 mg, 3 mg, 6 mg, 9 mg
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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Paliperidone
Escitalopram Oxalate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Invega and Lexapro: Severe Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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