Re: Lexapro and OTC Pain Meds
Actually, naproxen 220mg can be bought over the counter (better known as Aleve). However, if you're trying to avoid ibuprofen because of stomach concerns, you should stay away from naproxen for the same reasons - they are very similar, they work in the same manner. You should also stay away from ketoprofen, as it too has the same effect (available over the counter as Orudis KT).
Though aspirin is similar to ibuprofen and naproxen, it hasn't proved to interact with escitalopram (Lexapro) the way the others do. You could try taking aspirin, Tylenol, Excedrin (Tylenol + aspirin + caffiene), or Percogesic (Tylenol + phenyltoloxamine). What sort of headaches do you have? Are they tension headaches? Migraines? If so, you can ask your doctor about prescription strength headache relievers like Maxalt and Fioricet.