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Can I have a daily glass of wine while on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can I have a daily glass of wine while on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Yes: If no liver disease, then one normal sized glass of wine should be ok. ...Read more

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Is the contraindication btwn alcohol and lexapro (escitalopram) a physical one or psychological? If taking lexapro (escitalopram) for ocd what is the exact harm in 1 glass of wine?

Is the contraindication btwn alcohol and lexapro (escitalopram) a physical one or psychological? If taking lexapro (escitalopram) for ocd what is the exact harm in 1 glass of wine?

SSRI & Etoh - No Go: See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/expert-answers/antidepressants-and-alcohol/faq-20058231. May ^ sedation, ^ drowsiness, v coordination, v judgment & counteract effectiveness of SSRI to treat depression and anxiety. ...Read more

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Wondering if I can ever drink while talking Lexapro (escitalopram)? Would like to eventually have a glass of wine or a beer. I've heard some people drink while on it

Firstly you're 19: and you live in the US, so it's not legal for you to drink, and not ethical for me to advise you about its safety. Secondly, alcohol is a depressant drug, and you have depression. While there is no evidence, in adults, that an occasional drink is harmful regarding either depression or treatment with antidepressants, regular drinking and heavy drinking (more than 3 per occasion) is clearly harmful. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have one standard glass of red wine on special occasions while taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg for OCD? No other meds or health problems

Is it ok to have one standard glass of red wine on special occasions while taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg for OCD? No other meds or health problems

Its OK to have: a special glass of wine for special occasions but I would reserve the use of a standard glass of wine for standard occasions. Do not drink and drive. Thank you for trusting Health Tap. ...Read more

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I take 10mg of buspirone daily for situational anxiety. Is it ok to have a small glass of wine or a beer once every 1-2 months?

Other viewpoints?: I'm not an expert on this. I'd think such a wee amount would not cause a great problem. As you seem to know it is generally not advised to drink any alcohol with this drug. If you can control your intake to this level - i expect you'll be fine. I also wonder if you might question the need for such a powerful medication. Think about psychotherapy as an alternative with tapering off the drug. Best. ...Read more

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I have been sick with mono for around a week. Can I have 1 beer or 1 glass of wine daily or every other day while sick? I'm a 135 pound male.

I have been sick with mono for around a week. Can I have 1 beer or 1 glass of wine daily or every other day while sick? I'm a 135 pound male.

Avoid few months.: People should avoid alcohol while they have mono. That's because mono and alcohol can each affect a person's liver. The two together could cause liver damage. ...Read more

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Taking 5 mg oxybutynin ER daily. Can I have a beer or glass of wine?

Taking 5 mg oxybutynin ER daily. Can I have a beer or glass of wine?

Oxybutinin is: used for bladder problems. One glass of beer or wine should be taken a few hours apart and in moderation ...Read more

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