What is Lexapro?Lexapro is a common drug used for conditions that deal with major depression. Major depression is a steadily low mood that hinders day-to-day functioning. Lexapro can also be used to treat generalized anxiety disorder.
AlcoholAccording to Depression.emedtv.com, drinking alcohol while taking Lexapro is not recommended. When alcohol and Lexapro are combined, Lexapro can potentially boost the effects of the alcohol.
PrecautionsIf you do decide to drink while on Lexapro, you must take precautions. You should drink only a very small amount of alcohol. A small amount is considered one drink daily for women and two drinks daily for men.
AmountsAccording to Depression.emedtv.com, the drinks listed below are examples of one alcoholic drink:
•12 ounces of beer
•5 ounces of wine
•1½ ounces of 80-proof whiskey or 1 ounce of 100-proof spirits