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Can i combine koerean ginseng and lexapro (escitalopram)?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Not a Good Idea

Taking ginkgo along with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (ssris) antidepressants -- including escitalopram (lexapro) -- may cause serotonin syndrome.
This condition is characterized by rigidity, tachycardia (fast heart rate), hyperthermia (high body temperature), restlessness, and diaphoresis (sweating).

In brief: Not a Good Idea

Taking ginkgo along with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (ssris) antidepressants -- including escitalopram (lexapro) -- may cause serotonin syndrome.
This condition is characterized by rigidity, tachycardia (fast heart rate), hyperthermia (high body temperature), restlessness, and diaphoresis (sweating).
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In brief: No

Lexapro (escitalopram) is antidepressant belonging to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris).
Ginseng is herbal remedy used for ailments like depression but no scientific proof supporting its use to treat depression. Ginseng can increase serotonin levels causing an accumulation in the body. This could lead to condition called serotonin syndrome which can cause serious problem.

In brief: No

Lexapro (escitalopram) is antidepressant belonging to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris).
Ginseng is herbal remedy used for ailments like depression but no scientific proof supporting its use to treat depression. Ginseng can increase serotonin levels causing an accumulation in the body. This could lead to condition called serotonin syndrome which can cause serious problem.
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