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Is it safe to drink alcohol on lexapro (escitalopram)?

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Not advised: Drinking on an ssri antidepressant can make depression or anxiety persist ("fighting" the treatment). It increases seizure risk. Can make alcohol feel stronger, impairing driving and similar activities more than expected. The standard rule: avoid all alcohol. That said, people use ssris for months or years; some use alcohol occasionally in small amts and are ok. Weigh the risks.

Answered 3/10/2018

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Alcohol/AD's.: I would not recommend alcohol with any antidepressants.

Answered 3/10/2018

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