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Can Lexapro and Ambien (zolpidem) be taken together?

Yes but check w doc: Many people take these two medications together but you should check with your doctor about the best dosage and timing for you. ...Read more

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Zolpidem is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of ...Read more


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1st question can you take Lexapro after taking nexium40mg in the morning. 2nd question can you take Ambien (zolpidem) at night for bed time 5 mg?

1st question can you take Lexapro after taking nexium40mg in the morning. 2nd question can you take Ambien (zolpidem) at night for bed time 5 mg?

No: Nexium (esomeprazole) taken with Lexapro can cause significant side effects by intensifying the effects of the Lexapro to bring about confusion, hallucination, heart issues etc. Ambien may also be an issue with Lexapro even though the fda has not reported anything, internet reviews from consumers have spoke of side effects. Please consult your physician before you mix these medicines. Take care. ...Read more

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If I take. 5 mg of lexapro in the morning and 10mg of ambien (zolpidem) at night to sleep is this safe?

If I take. 5 mg of lexapro in the morning and 10mg of ambien (zolpidem) at night to sleep is this safe?

Apparently,,,: Apparently, there are no known contra-indications to doing this. Having said this, each drug has side effects, so if you experience anything like drowsiness, irritability, or decreased libido, you might want to see your doctor for a dose adjustment, especially for Ambien, (zolpidem) as 10 mg might be considered too high a dose now. Best of luck. ...Read more

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20 mg Ambien (zolpidem) and 10 mg Lexapro daily. Can you OD on this? I keep it locked but at same time concerned. What to be aware of potential issues.

20 mg Ambien (zolpidem) and 10 mg Lexapro daily. Can you OD on this? I keep it locked but at same time concerned. What to be aware of potential issues.

Side effects, not OD: Ambien (zolpidem) can cause many psychiatric side effects even at normal doses such as sleep eating, memory disturbances. 20 mg is excessive and need a safer solution to sleep. Lexapro not a factor. OD means non-responsive. If taking for the first time and have not developed a tolerance then possible with first dose, but only in a child, who shouldn't be given anyway! Adult dose max 5-10mg now. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 10 mg of Ambien, (zolpidem) 10 mg of Cyclobenzaprine, and 30 mg of Lexapro together?

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Drug-drug interactio: Http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=758-0, 2333-1544, 1013-565 shows potential for Cyclobenzaprine to interact w/other meds that you've noted. Always tell prescribing doc everything you're taking, both prescription & OTC. Best to get all meds from same pharmacy so dispensing pharmacist can check for potential interactions. Discuss your concerns w/prescribing docs. ...Read more

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Wife is 30yo. Prescribed to Lexapro, Ambien, (zolpidem) and Clonzepam. Drastic decrease in libido. Is there anything she can do? Aware of Addyi's side effects

Wife is 30yo. Prescribed to Lexapro, Ambien, (zolpidem) and Clonzepam. Drastic decrease in libido. Is there anything she can do? Aware of Addyi's side effects

See your doctor: See your doctor any of those medications can be the cause Lexapro (escitalopram) can certainly cause lack of libidos. May have to balance the benefit with the side effects. There are other choices of medications. Talk to your doctor ...Read more

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I just recently strating having problems with anxiety and depression this year. And I'm not sure what is the right way to handle it. I do take lexapro at night and ambien to sleep but I don't feel aby different and I have gained 30 Poulsbo so all around I

I just recently strating having problems with anxiety and depression this year. And I'm not sure what is the right way to handle it. I do take lexapro at night and ambien to sleep but I don't feel aby different and I have gained 30 Poulsbo so all around I

Depression, Anxiety: I understand your concern.
Using Ambien (zolpidem) with Lexapro may increase dizziness and difficulty concentrating. You may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment.
Gain of 30 pounds is likely a symptom of Depression due to stress.
See Physician for diagnosis of weight gain.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose, and Therapy for stresses in your life. ...Read more

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20 mg Ambien 3 mg lunesta (eszopiclone) 10 mg flexeril 300 mg Wellbutrin 10 mg Lexapro and a does of podiapn all in a few minutes Will I be ok?

NO, Call 911: If you are trying to harm yourself or to harm others you should call your local emergency number 911 or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Take care and stay out of trouble. ...Read more

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I have just been changed from Oxycodone 180mg QD to Methadone 50mg QD (for pain) I also take Klonopin, Soma, Ambien, (zolpidem) Lexapro & Tofranill, is this Dang?

I have just been changed from Oxycodone 180mg QD to Methadone 50mg QD (for pain) I also take Klonopin, Soma, Ambien, (zolpidem) Lexapro & Tofranill, is this Dang?

Always be careful: methadone is a very effective pain medication with great pain control with less psychological overtunes You are on a lot of medication and some overlap like ambien (zolpidem) and klonopin, Soma and methadone and Lexapro and tofranil Also tofranil mixes with the methadone Make sure you are being followed closely ...Read more

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What is the interaction between Lexapro (escitalopram) and cialis? Anything to worry about?

No interaction: You may safely use them together if prescribe by a supervising physician. ...Read more

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Hi there! I'm on 10mg of lexapro, (escitalopram) which I stated taking about a week ago, and was wondering if rhodiola rosea has any negative interactions. Thanks! ?

May be: Products like rhodiola are not regulated and do not have proven efficacy. It would be better to not use it. If you want to use it, discuss it with the doctor who prescribe lexapro (escitalopram).
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Are there any harmful interactions between GABA and Lexapro (escitalopram)?

Are there any harmful interactions between GABA and Lexapro (escitalopram)?

Just watch yourself: The only interaction I've heard of is a possibility of increasing the dizzy or drowsy and foggy thinking risks that Lexapro (escitalopram) already has - so watch and be careful not to do precision or dangerous tasks. I'd probably avoid it, but it's not in itself life threatening. The vehicle or tool you use would be seen as the proximal agent of harm. Sorry, I'm not meaning to be sarcastic - I just am sometimes. ...Read more

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I've been on lexapro (10mg) for 15 days and khlonopin (.5mg) for 6 days. Been having horrible sleep and memory loss. Is this interaction harmful?

I've been on lexapro (10mg) for 15 days and khlonopin (.5mg) for 6 days. Been having horrible sleep and memory loss. Is this interaction harmful?

Caution: Lexapro (escitalopram) + Klonopin can interact to increase side effects of both meds, eg, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion. Review with prescribing doctor right away to consider dose and/or med change. Also avoid alcohol and any recreational drug use. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I took my lexapro (escitalopram) at 7:45 am and took zofran at 4pm. Not knowing their interactions. I am healthy with no health concerns. Will I be ok?

Medication effects: I commend you for good Health.
Lexapro (escitalopram) is medication for depression.
Zofran is for marked nausea and vomiting.
Taking lexapro (escitalopram) after meals can decrease nausea.
Using Zofran with Lexapro (escitalopram) can increase the risk of a rare but serious Serotonin Syndrome; and can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious.
See Psychiatrist for Medication interactions and Therapy ...Read more

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Can I take Lexapro (escitalopram) & Antabuse @ the same time? I haven't had an interaction so far, I just want to make sure the Lexapro (escitalopram) effectiveness is still there

Can I take Lexapro (escitalopram) & Antabuse @ the same time? I haven't had an interaction so far, I just want to make sure the Lexapro (escitalopram) effectiveness is still there

There were: No clinically significant interactions between lexapro (escitalopram) and antabuse in the drug checker, but it's a good practice to ask your prescriber, regardless.
Good luck! ...Read more

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Ar there any interactions between Tramadol, Lexapro, and Xanax?

Ar there any interactions between Tramadol, Lexapro, and Xanax?

Lexapro and xanax: I looked it up and found a "minor" interaction between lexapro and xanax. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there is any Lexapro (escitalopram) interaction with omeprazole (prilosec)?

Is there is any Lexapro (escitalopram) interaction with omeprazole (prilosec)?

Probably not but...: Omeprazole can inhibit an enzyme in the liver that breaks down lexapro (escitalopram). Thus, levels of Lexapro (escitalopram) can theoretically increase when used in combination. I have not seen this in practice but it is described and should be monitored for, especially if you take a higher dose of lexapro (escitalopram). ...Read more

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Are lexapro/celexa/viibryd the cleanest ssri's available. I.E the least interactions?

Are lexapro/celexa/viibryd the cleanest ssri's available. I.E the least interactions?

Especially: Celexa and lexapro. Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) can interact with drugs that are metabolized through the cytochrome p450 3a4 enzyme system so a little bit more caution has to be taken with that and should be addressed with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the possible interactions between Lexapro (escitalopram) & Coricidin chest cong/cough?

What are the possible interactions between Lexapro (escitalopram) & Coricidin chest cong/cough?

1 potential: Dextromethorphan, a cough supressant, is in many cold preparations including coricidin. It could potentially increase risk of serotonin syndrome. Probably not significant, but would depend on if you are on other medications. Always make sure your doctor knows everything you are taking including otc. ...Read more

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What would be your 1st choice between viibryd/lexapro for ocd/anxiety. Dr. Says they have fewer interactions with other meds?

Need personal eval: I'm sorry, but these medicines can't be rated separately from the person receiving them. Both have potent anti-anxiety features. Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) may possibly have less sexual side effects, which could be important to you. At the same time, I've had patients with significant nausea, vomiting, and insomnia with both of them. Please work with your own psychiatrist on this, as recovery is a process. ...Read more

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Can 10 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) and beer cause major health problems? Can't sleep because of anxiety of a health issue from interaction

Not recommended: Lexapro (escitalopram) is a common anti-depressant medication with the potential for serious side effects like fast heartbeat, hallucinations, loss of coordination, severe dizziness, severe nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, twitching muscles, just to name a few. Drinking alcohol and taking Lexapro (escitalopram) is not recommended, but if you decide to drink, consider the potential health consequences. ...Read more

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Are there interactions with Lexapro (escitalopram) and a nitric oxide supplement such as nitrocut? : http://www. Nitrocut. Com/supplement-fact-sheet/

No interaction likel: Nitric oxide enhancers relax and dilate blood vessels. Lexapro, (escitalopram) a treatment for depression, does not usually interact. A decrease in blood pressure might be posdible. ...Read more

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I am currently on Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL and Lexapro and was prescribed Tramadol. Wanted to see if there was a bad interaction if taken together?

I am currently on Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL and Lexapro and was prescribed Tramadol. Wanted to see if there was a bad interaction if taken together?

Requires Tact: Combination of SSRI such as Lexapro can apparently cause serotonin syndrome. In addition, the manufacturer of tramadol notes concomitant therapy with SSRI increases risk of seizures. Furthermore, both Tramadol and Wellbutrin (bupropion) can lower the seizure threshold. PGT testing to determine CYP2D6 status may be able to guide treatment. The prescribing physician (s) should be informed of this combination. ...Read more

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Are there any interactions possible with Lexapro (escitalopram) and a nitric oxide supplement such as nitrocut? : http://www. Nitrocut. Com/supplement-fact-sheet/

Lexapro (escitalopram) interactions: Not one study to prove it. No common metabolic links, so not likely.
Probably would be another "hit" for the lawyers. They are suing already for birth defects and lexapro (escitalopram). ...Read more

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Take 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) a day. RX'd Diflucan 100mg 1x a day for 21 days for monilial esophagitis. Very worried because of QT interaction. What should I do?

Take 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) a day. RX'd Diflucan 100mg 1x a day for 21 days for monilial esophagitis. Very worried because of QT interaction. What should I do?

Medication effects: I understand your distress.
Using Lexapro (escitalopram) with Diflucan can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm. You may be more susceptible due to congenital long QT syndrome, other cardiac diseases, conduction abnormalities.
See Cardiologist for Diagnosis

Discuss with Psychiatrist benefits and side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram), interaction with Diflucan, decreasing the dose; Therapy for stress in life ...Read more

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Took 10mg lexapro (escitalopram) and a couple hours later took 25mg vistaril. Now I'm scared about drug interactions. I'm having an anxiety attack.

Took 10mg lexapro (escitalopram) and a couple hours later took 25mg vistaril. Now I'm scared about drug interactions. I'm having an anxiety attack.

Calm down: lexapro (escitalopram) and vistaril, no interaction noted between those two drugs, although it seems they would interact, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, goodluck ...Read more

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I have been prescribed 150mg single dose of Fluconazole. I take Lexapro & Mirapex. Are there interactions? Can I consume alcohol with Fluconazole?

I have been prescribed 150mg single dose of Fluconazole. I take Lexapro & Mirapex. Are there interactions? Can I consume alcohol with Fluconazole?

It is possible.: If you have not taken Fluconazole before, you may have side-effects from the medication itself, though rare that might be difficult to sort out from side-effects of the other medications, such as dizziness, general feeling of tiredness or weakness, nausea, loss of appetite. Drinking alcohol will make it worse. ...Read more

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Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?

Ask pharmacist or Dr: This is very troubling indeed. And everything I've read supports what you found. Don't risk a potentially life-threatening interaction but do try to find an alternative to Lexapro (escitalopram) w/ your doctor. It's not the guaifenesin part, so you could take Mucinex pills and gargle w/ salt water for throat pain and drink honey-lemon-tea- (bit of bourbon). Sorry, but you actually may find this to work better! ...Read more

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Are there any interactions by taking deplin, acetyl L-carnitine and lexapro (escitalopram)?

Are there any interactions by taking deplin, acetyl L-carnitine and lexapro (escitalopram)?

Drug interactions: Deplin and Lexapro (escitalopram) are safe. There are some reports of negative interactions on ehealthme. Com, and I would encourage you to type in Lexapro (escitalopram) and acetyl L-carnitine on that web site. This lists reported side effects among all the people who ever took the combo and bothered reporting, so statistical significance and scientific validity are lacking, but worth taking into consideration. Talk to your md. ...Read more

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How long should I wait (in general) between taking meds that have potential interactions. (Lexapro (escitalopram) & azithromycin) particularlly?

How long should I wait (in general) between taking meds that have potential interactions. (Lexapro (escitalopram) & azithromycin) particularlly?

Ask for alternative: If you absolutely cannot obtain a less risky combo, you need to be watchfully monitored for feeling at all dizzy, lightheaded, faint, irregular heart rhythm, shortness of breath, etc. Try to find another ssri medication without the threat. That would be my advice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I checked the Interaction checker for Imiprimine, Lexapro (escitalopram) and Dexedrine. Imprimine + Dexedrine were Severe how so? The same MD Rxed them both for ADHD

The combination: Increases the risk of high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, rapid heart rate & fever. Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) increases release of the neuro-chemical Norepinephrine; Imipramine inhibits its reuptake. Amphetamines & Tri-cyclic Anti-depressants are metabolized by the same liver enzyme system, which may increase plasma levels of either. A baseline cardiac evaluation & careful monitoring is recommended. ...Read more

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What are drug interactions for taking the following medication together: Seroquel, Ambien, Propranolol, lamictal, klonipin, and adderrall?

What are drug interactions for taking the following medication together: Seroquel, Ambien, Propranolol, lamictal, klonipin, and adderrall?

Sedation: Several of the meds Seroquel, Ambien, Lamictal, Klonipin cause drowiness.
Ambien is a sleeping pill.
Why would you take Adderall a stimulant with a sleeping pill. Try to follow pill directions from doctor as labelled on vial. That way you may avoid serious drug interactions. ...Read more