Discussing Escitalopram With Your Healthcare Provider
Escitalopram can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Escitalopram for more information).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking escitalopram if you have:
- Bipolar disorder (manic depression) or a family history of bipolar disorder
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- A recent history of a heart attack (or if you have unstable heart disease)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Lexapro and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Lexapro and Breastfeeding)
- Drink alcohol regularly (see Alcohol and Lexapro).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings for Escitalopram for more information, including information on who should not take the drug.)