A 38-year-old female asked:
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i take lexapro 10 mg. i drank 3 beers last night and feel a bad hangover and anxiety. is it ok to take a low dose generic xanax (alprazolam) now to help my anxiety?

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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Probably: It woud be best to discuss with your physician. The Practice will know your medical history and has your records. We use such informationto guide our answers
Answered on Jul 17, 2016
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Lexapro, (escitalopram) Alcohol,: Lexapro and Alcohol can cause Anxiety. Using Xanax (alprazolam) together with Alcohol and Lexapro can increase dizziness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment .It can affect driving. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis of anxiety, Depression, Alcohol and Xanax (alprazolam) dependence, side effects and interactions of medications ; Therapy, Relaxation.
Answered on Oct 20, 2015
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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
No just wait: Alcohol interacts with the lexapro (escitalopram) and can give this reaction, Just wait for it to wear off rather than adding another medication which can interact with alcohol. It is best not to drink when on any psychiatric medications.
Answered on Apr 26, 2016

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