Lexapro vs Phenobarbital

Lexapro
(Rx)
Phenobarbital
(Rx)
Lexapro is an antidepressant medication.
Phenobarbital is a sleep medication and an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.7
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.1
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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August 14, 2002
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
288,189 Discussions
16,476 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 Seizures
#2 for Epilepsy
#4 for Anxiety
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Grand Mal
Phenobarbital is prescribed for Seizures, Epilepsy and Withdrawal Symptoms and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
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
Phe
Depression
4
Allergy
2
Weight Gain
2
Euphoria
1
Dizziness
1
Coma
1
Rash
1
Weight Loss
1
Aura
1
Suicide
1
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Lexapro
Lex
Phenobarbital
Phe
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lex
Phe
10
0
Nausea
Lex
Phe
4
0
Dizziness
Lex
Phe
4
1
Sexual Dysfunction
Lex
Phe
3
0
Numbness
Lex
Phe
2
0
Drowsiness
Lex
Phe
2
0
Decreased Libido
Lex
Phe
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Lex
Phe
1
0
Head Zaps
Lex
Phe
1
0
Palpitations
Lex
Phe
1
0
Depression
Phe
Lex
4
0
Allergy
Phe
Lex
2
0
Weight Gain
Phe
Lex
2
0
Euphoria
Phe
Lex
1
0
Dizziness
Phe
Lex
1
4
Coma
Phe
Lex
1
0
Rash
Phe
Lex
1
0
Weight Loss
Phe
Lex
1
0
Aura
Phe
Lex
1
0
Suicide
Phe
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.
D Category D
Before taking Phenobarbital 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 Lexapro and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Phenobarbital and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Oral Drops, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
Solution: 5 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 15 mg, 16.2 mg, 30 mg, 32.4 mg, 60 mg, 64.8 mg, 65 mg, 97.2 mg, 100 mg
Elixir: 15 mg/5 mL, 20 mg/5 mL
Drops: 16 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Escitalopram Oxalate
Phenobarbital
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Lexapro and Phenobarbital: 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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