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Can I take a sleep aid while on lexapro?

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Inactive 7 April 2015

I take Lunesta. Ask your doctor.

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jumpingjacks 6 April 2015

My psychiatrist encouraged me to take melatonin while I was on Lexapro. I was pleased that she recommended an innocuous drug instead of writing a prescription for another psychtropic.

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Delila 7 April 2015

Yes, Melatonin should have been the first medication i thought of! I have taken it also with great results!

Delila 6 April 2015

Hi, i have done a search on combining Lexapro with Nytol (Diphenhydramine), which is one of the most popular OTC Sleep aids, read the results via this following link:,896-468 I also ran a check between Lexapro and one of the more common prescription medication - Zopiclone, and the same results came up...

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Delila 6 April 2015

Sorry, i just thought, apparently it is safe to combine Lexapro with Melatonin. To be extra safe i would check with your doctor or pharmacist also... free discount card

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