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A 19-year-old male asked:

Wondering if i can ever drink while talking lexapro (escitalopram)? would like to eventually have a glass of wine or a beer. i've heard some people drink while on it

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
Firstly you're 19: and you live in the US, so it's not legal for you to drink, and not ethical for me to advise you about its safety. Secondly, alcohol is a depressant drug, and you have depression. While there is no evidence, in adults, that an occasional drink is harmful regarding either depression or treatment with antidepressants, regular drinking and heavy drinking (more than 3 per occasion) is clearly harmful.
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