Lexapro vs Valium

Lexapro
(Rx)
Valium
(Rx)
Lexapro is an antidepressant medication.
Valium is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.7
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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August 14, 2002
November 15, 1963
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
288,183 Discussions
377,351 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 Spasms
#7 for Seizures
#8 for Panic
#9 for Sedation
#10 for Headaches
#11 for Dizziness
Valium is prescribed for Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms, Insomnia and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, although it is not approved for this condition.
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
Val
Weakness
1
Euphoria
1
Weight Gain
1
Weight Loss
1
Nightmares
1
Blisters
1
Dry Mouth
1
Impotence
1
Derealization
1
Blurred Vision
1
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Lexapro
Lex
Valium
Val
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lex
Val
10
0
Nausea
Lex
Val
4
0
Dizziness
Lex
Val
4
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Lex
Val
3
0
Numbness
Lex
Val
2
0
Drowsiness
Lex
Val
2
0
Decreased Libido
Lex
Val
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Lex
Val
1
0
Head Zaps
Lex
Val
1
0
Palpitations
Lex
Val
1
0
Weakness
Val
Lex
1
0
Euphoria
Val
Lex
1
0
Weight Gain
Val
Lex
1
0
Weight Loss
Val
Lex
1
0
Nightmares
Val
Lex
1
0
Blisters
Val
Lex
1
0
Dry Mouth
Val
Lex
1
0
Impotence
Val
Lex
1
0
Derealization
Val
Lex
1
0
Blurred Vision
Val
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: 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Solution: 5 mg/mL
Syringe: 5 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.)., Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Escitalopram Oxalate
Diazepam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Lexapro and Valium: 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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