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Is it safe to take modafinil and escitalopram together

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Yes: According to www.Epocrates.Com, no significant interactions are documented but as always one needs to be careful when taking more than one medicaiton.
Dr. Elizabeth Howell
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Maybe: According to medscape: "modafinil will increase the level or effect of escitalopram by affecting hepatic enzyme cyp2c19 metabolism. Significant - mon... Read More
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Yes!: They can be taken together!

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Absolutely : There is no danger and taking these two together
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Probiotics/Lexapro: Yes, as prescribed.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Yes: There should be no problem taking both.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Possibly with EKG: The medication Zanaflex works by working at norepinephrine receptors and Lexapro (escitalopram) works primarily through interacting with serotonin rec... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Always inform Dr: It is ALWAYS important to advise or remind your Dr(s) of ALL other medications you take and conditions you have. There is increased risk of some serio... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
They can interact: Both of these medications when taken together can increase your risk for serotonin syndrome or neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Symptoms can be found h... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Winganswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Prescription?: Because you are using the phrase "study aid" -- is this medication a prescription that you have been given by a doctor? A doctor can evaluate the si... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Generally yes: If taken in recommended dosage it is generally safe with or without prescription.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Consider this...: Modafinil may increase the blood levels and effects of propranolol. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safel... Read More