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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).
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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