A 48-year-old male asked:
Does vitamin B6 or B12 supplementation react with lexapro (escitalopram)? Do any vitamins or minerals for that matter?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Donald Jacobson answered
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes and no: Lexapro (escitalopram) has no direct interaction with vitamin b6 or vitamin b12. Deficiency of vit B12 can cause depression or even dementia among other things. The same holds for folic acid, another b vitamin. Sometimes we will prescribe vitamin b6 for women who have a depressive reaction to the Progesterone component of birth control pills. L-methyl folate is used to boost the effects of drugs like lexapro (escitalopram).
Answered on Feb 25, 2019
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