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Drug interactions between Lexapro and Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Lexapro (escitalopram)
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo (ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate)

Interactions between your drugs

There were no interactions found in our database between Lexapro and Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

Lexapro

A total of 1142 drugs are known to interact with Lexapro.

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo

A total of 605 drugs are known to interact with Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo.

Drug and food interactions

Moderate

escitalopram food

Applies to: Lexapro (escitalopram)

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of escitalopram such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with escitalopram. Do not use more than the recommended dose of escitalopram, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

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Moderate

norgestimate food

Applies to: Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate)

Grapefruit juice may increase the blood levels of certain medications such as norgestimate. You may want to limit your consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice during treatment with norgestimate. However, if you have been regularly consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice with the medication, then it is advisable for you to talk with your doctor before changing the amounts of these products in your diet, as this may alter the effects of your medication. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects. Orange juice is not expected to interact.

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Minor

ethinyl estradiol food

Applies to: Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo (ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate)

Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No warnings were found for your selected drugs.

Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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