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A stimulant: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is similar to the stimulants the body makes itself - adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine, and does many of the same things - raises blood pressure and pulse, is a decongestant, appetite suppressant. Because of its risks, most doctors no longer prescribe it, and use pseudoEphedrine (ephedrine sulfate) (sudafed) instead as a decongestant mainly. It is still found in many herbal drugs, esp from china. ...Read more
Is it safe to taje ssri antidepressants together with cat's claw since it contains alkaloids ? Maybe it will give me serotoninergic syndrome.
Variable: You're not saying which specific ssri antidepressants you mean, and there are moderate interactions with certain ones but not others. Please do not add any herbal supplement to your medication without consulting with your physician. In any case, serotonin syndrome is not something to strive for. ...Read more
Is it ok to take cats claw with a ssri called luvox (fluvoxamine) and klonopin since cats claw contains alkaloids? My doc said its ok but i want a 2nd oppinion
Cat's Claw: Cat's claw can inhibit liver cytochromes 3a4, 5, & 7, but Luvox (fluvox (fluvoxamine)amine) requires different cytochrome enzymes (cyp 2d6) for its metabolism in your body. As far as these interactions have been studied, cat's claw should not cause problems with luvox (fluvoxamine). Make sure your product is pure -- other toxic plants have been substituted in commercial preparations. What makes you want to add cat's claw at all, though? ...Read more
Is it safe to take ssri antidepressant(luvox) together with cat's claw since this contains alkaloids?Wont i make serotonin syndrome or somwthing else?
No: My sources do not report any interaction, but it is always important to report all substances you are taking to your prescribing physician. ...Read more
I have blurry vision take belladonna alkaloids for ab pain, celiac.But vidion worse.Am 50.Take armour thyroid, dalmane (flurazepam).Whats cause?
Vision after 50: Loss of reading vision occurs in most people between 40 and 50 and is due to presbyopia. Reading glasses are in order. Belladonna used commonly for stomach problems exaggerates this phemenon. If your vision is blurry in the daistance as well you are probably far sighted and need distance glasses as well. Belladonna definitely makes this worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With a lot of help: Cpap, which stands for continuous positive airway pressure delivers warm, humidified air through the nose or mouth and pneumatically splints the airway preventing closure during sleep. CPAP can now be used with a large variety of masks. Most importantly, finding a trusted doctor and company who furnishes these machines will ensure initial education and close follow up to trouble shoot problems. ...Read more
Multiple Purposes: Alum is regularly employed as an astringent to shrink tissues and reduce the discharge of bodily fluids, as a styptic to contract organic tissues and stop or reduce hemorrhage and bleeding, and as an emetic agent to induce vomiting when someone has ingested poison. It is also often used to enhance certain vaccines and to prevent or treat infections. ...Read more
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