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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Hawthorn: My review of the literature suggests that there are no proven benefits to hawthorn but there is a downside risk of arrhythmias. Given evidence for har ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
37 years experience Family Medicine
I wouldn't chance it: Seizure treatment is finicky and the majority of seizure medications are sensitive to the effects of one or more other medications. Many of these inte ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Unknown: I queried the national institutes of medicine complementary and alternative medicine site - the information you seek is unknown. It's not likely to be ... Read More
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Med Interaction.: Hawthorn can interact with topiramate which may increase risk of CNS depressant effects (additive effects).
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Hawthorn: There is a lack of solid evidence for beneficial effect of hawthorn for anything. Given the lack of evidence, there is no scientific reason to take th ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Safe but monitor...: Hawthorn has many proven benefits for the heart- see http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn It may lower blood pressure (BP) a bit so one ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
More for : High blood pressure and as an anti-arrhymic (fights irregular heart beat). www.thepmc.org.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
49 years experience Family Medicine
No!: We know what losartan will do and what's in the tablets you take. The fda regulates prescription drugs. You don't have a clue what's in an herbal tabl ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
51 years experience Cardiology
Ramipril: Ramipril has data to support its antihypertensive use; it helps heal the kidney's glomeruli and has been proven to reduce cardiovascular mortality. I ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Hawthorn, a herbal supplement, has been claimed and widely used in Europe and China for helping maintain cardiovascular health Being a herbal supplem ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
19 years experience Cardiology
Not well studied : it has some indications for heart failure but that's not what you're asking. If you're worried about it I would stay away from it altogether.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Probably; help heart: We don't have as much information about the interactions of herbs and drugs as is desirable, but as far as known it is safe to combine these with rami ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Hawthorn: There's a lot of literature on hawthorn. :Unfortunately the literature isn't particularly convincing from a scientific standpoint. The appropriate ans ... Read More

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