Do not take Escitalopram with any of the following medications: cisapride; citalopram; MAO inhibitors such as phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), isocarboxazid (Marplan), selegiline (Eldepryl). Escitalopram may also interact with the following medications: alosetron; alprazolam; amphetamine; buspirone; carbamazepine; Certain diet drugs (dexfenfluramine, fenfluramine, phentermine, sibutramine); clarithromycin; cimetidine; cyproheptadine; dexamethasone; dextromethorphan; dextroamphetamine; diazepam; diltiazem; erythromycin; ethosuximide; furazolidone; grapefruit juice; itraconazole; kava kava; ketoconazole; linezolid; lithium; Medicines that treat depression or other mood problems; Medicines that treat HIV infection or AIDS; Migraine headache medicines (almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan, zolmitriptan); Medicines for psychosis or severe mood problems; methadone; modafinil; nefazodone; phenobarbital; phenytoin; Prescription pain relievers (codeine, hydrocodone, meperidine, morphine, tramadol, oxycodone); primidone; procarbazine; quinine; rifabutin; rifampin; St. John's Wort; troglitazone; tryptophan; valerian; verapamil; voriconazole.
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of grapefruit juice, drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.