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A 57-year-old male asked:

I am on lexapro (escitalopram) and remeron for g a d.i am also on 10mg diazepam.is it o k to take magnesium daily as i find it good for headaches.thanks?

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Dr. John Gaffney
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Depends: Well, it kind of depends on the type of magnesium you're taking. Stay away from magnesium citrate - as this can interact with Lexapro (escitalopram) to cause unsafe levels of low sodium (we call it hyponatremia). However, magneium gluconate is fine and should offer you the help with headaches. Hope that helps!
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