Lexapro vs Lorazepam

Lexapro
(Rx)
Lorazepam
(Rx)
Lexapro is an antidepressant medication.
Lorazepam is a sleep medication and an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
?
3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.8
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.7
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.5
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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August 14, 2002
December 10, 1985
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
288,182 Discussions
74,069 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Panic
#7 for Nausea
#8 for Seizures
#9 for Restlessness
#10 for Sedation
#12 for Anxiety Attacks
#13 for Sleep Disorders
#14 for Sedative
#15 for GAD
#16 for Vomiting
#17 for Shaking
Lorazepam is prescribed for Anxiety and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, Insomnia and Withdrawal Symptoms, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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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
Lor
Weakness
2
Weight Gain
1
Weight Loss
1
Nightmares
1
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Blurred Vision
1
Apathy
1
Moodiness
1
Attempted Suicide
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Lex
Lor
10
0
Nausea
Lex
Lor
4
0
Dizziness
Lex
Lor
4
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Lex
Lor
3
0
Numbness
Lex
Lor
2
0
Drowsiness
Lex
Lor
2
0
Decreased Libido
Lex
Lor
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Lex
Lor
1
0
Head Zaps
Lex
Lor
1
0
Palpitations
Lex
Lor
1
0
Weakness
Lor
Lex
2
0
Weight Gain
Lor
Lex
1
0
Weight Loss
Lor
Lex
1
0
Nightmares
Lor
Lex
1
0
Dry Mouth
Lor
Lex
1
0
Blisters
Lor
Lex
1
0
Blurred Vision
Lor
Lex
1
0
Apathy
Lor
Lex
1
0
Moodiness
Lor
Lex
1
0
Attempted Suicide
Lor
Lex
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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C Category C
Before taking Lexapro during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Lexapro and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
Solution: 5 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Solution: 2 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL
Syringe: 2 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL
Concentrate: 2 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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Escitalopram Oxalate
Lorazepam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Lexapro and Lorazepam: 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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