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Interactions between Codeine and Lexapro

This report highlights potential drug interactions between codeine and Lexapro (escitalopram).

Drug Interactions

Evidence suggests that escitalopram may reduce the effectiveness of codeine. If you have been taking codeine and are starting treatment with escitalopram, you may need a dose adjustment. It is important to inform your doctor if your condition changes or you experience reduced or inadequate relief of your symptoms. Additionally, it is crucial to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

Drug and Food Interactions

Consuming alcohol while being treated with escitalopram can increase the nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. It is recommended to avoid or limit the use of alcohol while taking escitalopram. Do not use more than the recommended dose of escitalopram, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Therapeutic Duplication Warnings

No warnings were found for your selected drugs. Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.

  • Major: Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
  • Moderate: Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
  • Minor: Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
  • Unknown: No interaction information available.
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    Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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