ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE
  • ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE (Generic for LEXAPRO)

  • QTY 30 • 10 MG • Tablet • Near 77381

ESCITALOPRAM/Lexapro (es sye TAL oh pram) treats depression and anxiety. It increases the amount of serotonin in the brain, a hormone that helps regulate mood. It belongs to a group of medications called SSRIs.

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE (Generic for LEXAPRO) Lifestyle Interactions

Escitalopram 10mg, Oral tablet

Grapefruit juice

· Severity: Moderate

· Notes for Consumers: Most foods do not interact with Escitalopram. However, do not significantly alter your intake of grapefruit juice or grapefruit-containing foods while taking Escitalopram, or avoid grapefruit juice if possible. Side effects from Escitalopram may get worse if you drink grapefruit juice.

· Notes for Professionals: Interactions between citalopram and grapefruit juice have been documented. Grapefruit juice is an inhibitor of the cytochrome P450 isozyme 3A4, a metabolic enzyme utilized by escitalopram. Theoretically, elevated levels of escitalopram may occur. Until further information is available, clinicians should warn patients to avoid consumption of grapefruit juice while taking escitalopram.

Escitalopram 10mg, Oral tablet

Alcohol

· Severity: Major

· Notes for Consumers: Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication. Drinking alcohol while taking this medication can cause confusion, dizziness, lightheadedness, and increased risk of falling. Call emergency services right away if you experience slow or shallow breathing, difficulty staying awake, or are unable to respond or wake up.

· Notes for Professionals: Advise patients to avoid alcohol consumption while taking CNS depressants. Alcohol consumption may result in additive CNS depression.

<b>DISCLAIMER:</b><em> This drug information content is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Patients should always consult their physician with any questions regarding a medical condition and to obtain medical advice and treatment. Drug information is sourced from GSDD (Gold Standard Drug Database ) provided by Elsevier.</em>

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