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Throop, PA
A 32-year-old male asked:

Intake 40mg betapace twice daily. all antidepressants cause side effects for me. i have severe anxiety. dr. wants to try lexapro (escitalopram). interactions?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Not recommended: It can prolong the QT interval and lead to a potentially lethal arrhythmia (Torsades de Pointe ventricular tachycardia) - If there is no alternative, at least have your doctor monitor your EKG periodically. If your QTc exceeds 500 ms, you MUST stop one of the drugs.
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