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Hello, I Take 30 Mg Of Escitalopram (generic Lexapro )

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Posted on Wed, 24 Jun 2020
Question: Hello, I take 30 mg of Escitalopram (generic Lexapro) every 24 hours, and sometimes Nexium for acid reflux. I recently purchased Juice Plus vitamins/supplements, is it safe to take with the above mentioned medications? Im asking because one time I drank grapefruit juice while taking Lexapro and got a really strange and unwanted feeling, I later read Grapefruit can intensify side effects of Lexapro. Should I expect any strang side effects from Juice Plus and is it safe? Thank you for your time.
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You can take juice plus together with escitalopram and Nexium.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor's service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

You can safely take escitalopram and Nexium together with juice plus. There is no interactions between fruits and vitamins found in juice plus with both medications you mentioned.
It is true what you said about interactions between grapefruit juice and escitalopram.
It is true to avoid grapefruit juice while on escitalopram.
You can continue to take escitalopram and Nexium with juice plus.


Hope I have answered the question.
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Hello, I Take 30 Mg Of Escitalopram (generic Lexapro )

Brief Answer: You can take juice plus together with escitalopram and Nexium. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor's service. I read your query and here is my advice. You can safely take escitalopram and Nexium together with juice plus. There is no interactions between fruits and vitamins found in juice plus with both medications you mentioned. It is true what you said about interactions between grapefruit juice and escitalopram. It is true to avoid grapefruit juice while on escitalopram. You can continue to take escitalopram and Nexium with juice plus. Hope I have answered the question. Let me know if I can assist you further.