A 33-year-old female asked:
Took one 5mg lexapro (escitalopram) on monday night and then decided not to take again. is it safe to drink alcohol tonight approx 96 hours later? no other meds.
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Don't stop like that: It strikes me that drinking is less of a concern related to your medicine than it is regarding your anxiety. Alcohol can be tricky to predict if you are not feeling well emotionally, so I would consider that. Since you were only taking your Lexapro (escitalopram) for one day, you probably did not have a bad reaction. But for the future, stopping antidepressants suddenly can make you feel terrible. Be careful
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Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Yes.: I wonder why you changed your mind? In people with anxiety disorders, alcohol sometimes increases their anxiety. I hope that even if you prefer not to take medications, you can see a therapist to help you deal with your anxiety. Take care.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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