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What is the risk of drinking alcohol and taking 20mg of lexapro (escitalopram)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Interaction

'Using escitalopram together with ethanol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating.
Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment.' See: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1034-14582,1013-565

In brief: Interaction

'Using escitalopram together with ethanol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating.
Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment.' See: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1034-14582,1013-565
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Dr. Philip Creps
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Benefit is reduced

Alcohol is selectively absorbed before lexapro (escitalopram).
Alcohol is a know depressant, and increases suicidality. It slows the metabolism of lexapro (escitalopram) in the liver,.

In brief: Benefit is reduced

Alcohol is selectively absorbed before lexapro (escitalopram).
Alcohol is a know depressant, and increases suicidality. It slows the metabolism of lexapro (escitalopram) in the liver,.
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Drug interaction

between alcohol and antidepressants.

In brief: Drug interaction

between alcohol and antidepressants.
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