Alcohol and Lexapro
What is Lexapro?
Escitalopram (Lexapro) is a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The drug helps restore the balance of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a chemical messenger that affects mood. In some cases, individuals who combine alcohol and Lexapro may struggle with suicidal thoughts. For these reasons, medical practitioners advise against combining the substances.
Lexapro is considered a safe and effective treatment for anxiety and depression. However, when the drug is combined with alcohol, depression can become worse.