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Currently take 10 mg of lexapro (escitalopram). Went out drinking last night and had 4 light beers while golfing today. Feel very anxious and like I have to force myelf to breathe. Could there be a medical issue?

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Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Somewhat

We do not normally suggest you mix alcohol with antidepressant medication.
That combination doesn't mix well. Alcohol by nature is a depressant and, if you are already taking them into depressant, you do not need anything else to depress you.

In brief: Somewhat

We do not normally suggest you mix alcohol with antidepressant medication.
That combination doesn't mix well. Alcohol by nature is a depressant and, if you are already taking them into depressant, you do not need anything else to depress you.
Dr. Raymond Schneider
Dr. Raymond Schneider
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Well - you have

Didn't your prescribing medical provider tell you not to drink when taking Lexapro (escitalopram) or other ssri's?

In brief: Well - you have

Didn't your prescribing medical provider tell you not to drink when taking Lexapro (escitalopram) or other ssri's?
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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