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What happens if I miss a dose (Lexapro)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Lexapro)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, tremor, sweating, rapid heartbeat, confusion, fainting, seizures, and coma.
What should I avoid while taking escitalopram (Lexapro)?
Avoid taking tryptophan while you are taking escitalopram.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of escitalopram.
Escitalopram may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect escitalopram (Lexapro)?
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by escitalopram. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines.
Ask your doctor before taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others. Using an NSAID with escitalopram may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with escitalopram. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about escitalopram.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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