Drugs That Can Interfere With Escitalopram
Escitalopram and Serotonin Syndrome
Several of the known interactions with escitalopram are related to a potentially dangerous group of symptoms known as serotonin syndrome. Such symptoms might include:
- Fast heartbeat
- Feeling faint
- Muscle spasm
- Difficulty walking
Interactions With Escitalopram Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when escitalopram is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
It is not recommended that you drink alcohol while taking escitalopram. Combining alcohol and escitalopram may cause unwanted side effects (see Alcohol and Lexapro).
Taking escitalopram and aspirin together can increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking aspirin and escitalopram together.
Because combining escitalopram with buspirone may increase the risk of serotonin syndrome, check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.