Lexapro Precautions and Warnings

Who Should Not Take Lexapro?

You should not take Lexapro if:
  • You are allergic to Lexapro, escitalopram oxalate, or any inactive components used to make Lexapro. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make Lexapro.
  • Are taking linezolid (Zyvox®) or intravenous methylene blue. Lexapro should not be started in people taking linezolid or IV methylene blue, but a person already taking Lexapro may be given linezolid or methylene blue, if absolutely necessary, and only with very careful monitoring and only if Lexapro is stopped during treatment.


  • You have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. MAOIs include:




Lexapro Precautions and Warnings: Summary

There are a number of situations in which Lexapro should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with Lexapro. However, it is possible that not all the warnings or precautions for Lexapro were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the Lexapro precautions and warnings that may apply to you.
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