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

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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