... does anyone know why this would be an issue?
Interactions between your selected drugs
clonazepam ↔ escitalopram
Applies to: Klonopin (clonazepam), Lexapro (escitalopram)
Using clonazePAM together with escitalopram may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Not sure why the doc would not try you on klonopin. May feel that the Lexapro is enough for your anxiety especially if you just started taking it. Are you still experiencing symptoms with just the Lexapro? How much Lexapro are you taking? May have room for an adjustment on dosage if you are still having trouble.
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