I started taking Lexapro 5 mg on July 9 for anxiety. I have never taken anything for anxiety before. I'm having an endoscopy on July 15 at 6:30 AM. Is it ok that I've started the Lexapro? Lexapro has a lot of drug interactions and the procedure has a lot of requirements so I'm worried.
Can I take Lexapro before an endoscopy?
- 11 Jul 2015 by jrustom
- 2 January 2016
They ask you all the medications you are on anyway , before you have the procedure done. But I am pretty sure, it will be no problem. I had an endoscopy done a few months ago and I was on Lexapro 20 mg. . I take Klonopin (3 mgs per day) for anxiety and was on that too. I am on 12 -14 meds.a day depends if you count OTC or not. Don't worry - if you are being put under for the procedure, the anesthesiologist will get together with you before the procedure and go over all your meds. They are very careful about that. Any also don't worry, you won't feel a thing. Good luck...
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