A 56-year-old female asked:
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i am taking 20 mg of lexapro. i would like to know if i can take ip6 & inositol at the same time.

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Dr. Galina Nikolskaya
10 years experience Neurology
Safe taking together: Inositol is the precursor molecule of IP6,which is a naturally occurring carbohydrate and an antioxidant. Studies combining Inositol and SSRIs (Lexapro is an SSRI) have not found any adverse effects when the two were taken together. The only thing to watch out is the GI upset as both can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. Side note, Inositol 12 g qday alone was found to improve depression symptoms
Answered on Nov 4, 2016
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Recommendation : For better results, take Lexapro 30 minutes apart with other medication
Answered on Nov 4, 2016

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