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Is it OK to take Penicillin with Escitalopram ?

Hiya I have recently been diagnosed with tonsillitis and have been prescribed with phenoxymethylpenicillin to take 4 times a day. I am also taking a 5mg dose of Cipralex ( Escitalopram ) for anxiety each night. Is it safe to be taking both these medications together?
Fri, 13 May 2011
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Hi
Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

You can take both these drugs .There are no adverse interaction between penicillins and Escitalopram

Take care.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Anand Babu M's  Response
Hi welcome to healthcare Magic

Nothing will happen, if you take both the drugs.. but if you feel unsafe then, you can stop Tab.Escitalopam for 4 to 5 days, until the treatment for tonsillitis is finished..
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
hi
penicillin is antibiotic group and escitalopam is anti anxiety group.
both have no major side effect.
u need to take them after dinner not empty stomach.
u can safely take both drugs ,dont worry
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Justine West's  Response
Thank you all for your help on this - very much appreciated!
ENT Specialist Dr. Puneet Maheshwari's  Response
HI,
welcome to healthcaremagic,

u can definately take these 2 medicines together, there will be no drug interaction.

If u feel any problem, consult a physician.

REGARDS,

PM/.
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