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Is Lexapro (escitalopram) safe to take with phentermine?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Drug Interaction

In general, amphetamines and other sympathomimetic appetite suppressants such as Phentermine should not be combined with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors like lexapro (escitalopram).
Close monitoring for enhanced sympathomimetic effects and possible serotonin syndrome is recommended if these agents must be used together.

In brief: Drug Interaction

In general, amphetamines and other sympathomimetic appetite suppressants such as Phentermine should not be combined with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors like lexapro (escitalopram).
Close monitoring for enhanced sympathomimetic effects and possible serotonin syndrome is recommended if these agents must be used together.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lexapro (escitalopram)

I would not advise the combination, since both cause increase serotonin in the brain & can lead to agitation & sweating & increased metabolic functions.

In brief: Lexapro (escitalopram)

I would not advise the combination, since both cause increase serotonin in the brain & can lead to agitation & sweating & increased metabolic functions.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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