Is Taking Lexapro And Prozac Together Safe For Anxiety

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Asked by Dave

Is Taking Lexapro And Prozac Together Safe For Anxiety

I have been on Prozac for several years to fight mild depression, but I have suffered acute anxiety attacks in the past. Recently the old feelings of anxiety have come back...my doctor prescribed Lexapro to take with the Prosac..is that safe or will there be bad side effects?

Answer

If I'm reading the Drug Interactions checker right, using these two drugs together could decrease your bodies clearance of Lexapro - which means more of it would stay in your system longer than if you weren't taken Prozac with it. Your doctor may have already taken this into account by having you on a lower dose. These two drugs are reported to have a 'moderate' interaction together. If you're having trouble be sure to tell your doctor.