Lexapro vs St. John's Wort
Did you mean taking both Lexapro and St. John's Wort?
St. John's Wort
Lexapro is an antidepressant medication.
St. John's Wort is an alternative medication.
August 14, 2002
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Side Effects and Concerns
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
FDA has not classified the drug.
Before taking Lexapro during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
There may be a negative interaction between Lexapro and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between St. John's Wort and alcohol.
Method of use
Oral Drops, Pill
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
Solution: 5 mg/5 mL
Capsule: 150 mg, 300 mg, 450 mg, 600 mg, 1000 mg
Tablet: 300 mg, 450 mg
Drops: 25 mg/mL
No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
St. John's Wort
Interaction between Lexapro and St. John's Wort: Undetermined interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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