Lubbock, TX
A 32-year-old male asked:

Is it ok to take niacin 1000mg and lexapro (escitalopram)? the reason for such high niacin my ldl is 124 and my lipoprotein (a) little a is 355nmol normal range <75

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Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Yes: Niacin should not affect lexapro's ability to be absorbed the way it affects cholesterol's ability to be absorbed in the digestive tract. However, if you are concerned that it might, you can take one in the morning and one at night, which will ensure separate and full absorption. Good luck and be well : ).
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