What will happen if I drink alcohol while taking Lexapro?
Studies show that LEXAPRO does not increase the cognitive and motor effects brought on by alcohol. However, alcohol may deepen depression. Therefore, the use of alcohol with patients taking LEXAPRO is not recommended. LEXAPRO and alcohol together have caused dizziness, sweating, nausea, vomiting, tremor, somnolence, etc. The LEXAPRO and alcohol connection also caused sinus tachycardia, and convulsions. In more rare cases, LEXAPRO and alcohol caused symptoms of amnesia, confusion, coma, hyperventilation. Of more concern, LEXAPRO and alcohol caused cyanosis, rhabdomyolysis, and ECG changes (including QTc prolongation, nodal rhythm, and ventricular arrhythmia. LEXAPRO and alcohol may have caused one case of torsades de pointes). For a list of side effects of LEXAPRO and alcohol, read LEXAPRO and alcohol warning on the package insert.