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Does Seroquel amplify the effects of Lexapro? I am increasing my dosage of Lexapro while taking Seroquel. Increasing Lexapro always causes me worse anxiety before it gets better. Will Seroquel make this agitation worse?

Answered by: Franklin Schneier

Seroquel tends to reduce anxiety, so it might counteract temporary increases in anxiety caused by Lexapro. However, any individual's responses to these medicines may vary due to the particular circumstances and biology of that individual. It is important to keep your doctor informed of any difficulties you experience during such a dose adjustment process.