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Are herbal supplements safe to take along with prozac (fluoxetine)?

Are herbal supplements safe to take along with prozac (fluoxetine)?

Yes: You may find that increasing your intake of vitamin d 2000-5000 units daily and omega 3 fish oils 1200-2400 mg daily you may not even need prozac. Proper sleep, nutrition, and exercise are also known mood enhancers. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fluoxetine (Definition)

Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more


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Are antivirals safe to take with all other medications and vitamins supplements?

Are antivirals safe to take with all other medications and vitamins supplements?

See your doctor: Antiviral therapy is very complex. Let your doctor know of any medications and supplements you are taking. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take these herbal supplements together?

Is it safe to take these herbal supplements together?

Need more info: Happy to address your concerns about safety taking "these" herbal supplements but you didn't tell us to which ones you are referring. Please elaborate. ...Read more

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Safe to take herbal supplement with lexapro (escitalopram)?

Safe to take herbal supplement with lexapro (escitalopram)?

You didn't tell us: Which herbal supplement you were referring to. Some can interact with medications. Please either re-ask question with specific supplement information or discuss with your pharmacist or your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers in taking l-tyrosine supplements or acetyl-l-tyrosine supplements along with Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily?

Are there any dangers in taking l-tyrosine supplements or acetyl-l-tyrosine supplements along with Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily?

No, but use w/ care: L-tyrosine and acetyl-l-tyrosine supplements are used to improve mood and memory by some persons. They should not be used in combo w/ maoi's as there is a risk of hypertensive crisis. There shouldn't be any major drug interaction w/ prozac (fluoxetine). Acetyl-l-tyrosine has better absorption ; bioavailability so u may need a lower dose of it compared to l-tyrosine. However, use caution and consult your dr. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take moringa oleifera along with prozac (fluoxetine)? Are there any possible interactions?

Is it safe to take moringa oleifera along with prozac (fluoxetine)? Are there any possible interactions?

I have checked a #: Of drug interaction reporting sites and have found no reports of drug interactions between these two compounds a far. Cytochrome p450 substrates, including cyp3a4: moringa oleifera inhibits cyp-450 / cyp3a4. It can increase the bioavailability of Rifampin and may interact with other drugs metabolized by cyp3a4. Prozac does not utilize this system. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements can be taken safely with lexapro (escitalopram)?

What herbal supplements can be taken safely with lexapro (escitalopram)?

What to avoid: It's easier to say what to avoid. If you're taking lexapro, (escitalopram) you should avoid valerian, st john's wort, same, kava kava, and gotu kola. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are eyevital/riconia caps (multivitamin antixoidants) safe to take along with lutein+zeaxanthine supplements for an extended period? Contraindication?

Are eyevital/riconia caps (multivitamin antixoidants) safe to take along with lutein+zeaxanthine supplements for an extended period? Contraindication?

safe: These products have been recommend to slow the progression of macular degeneration in those who already have this condition. There is no data or proof that they are preventative and no evidence that they are helpful in any way. So they might help/or might not but the only harm is the cost of the product. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics safe to take with sertraline?

Are antibiotics safe to take with sertraline?

Generally ok: Most antibiotics are fine, but check with your pharmacist to make sure. Some antibiotics, such as Linezolid can interact with sertraline and cause serotonin syndrome. ...Read more

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Is triphala safe to take with other medications?

Is triphala safe to take with other medications?

East and West: This is an Ayurvedic herbal rasayana formula and you really need to ask your Eastern practitioner about how to (if at all) combine it w/ Western medications. W/ some it may be fine - w/ others not. Be specific when you ask. Your Western Dr is less likely to know about this but you can ask them too. Best! ...Read more

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Are herbal suppliments hawthorne and arjuna safe to take if i'm taking ramipril? What are the benefits of these suppliments?

Are herbal suppliments hawthorne and arjuna safe to take if i'm taking ramipril? What are the benefits of these suppliments?

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 ramipril. Both are tonics for the heart. Hawthorne helps hypertension, angina &heart failure. See http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn arjuna may help angina and hypertension. See http://www.Raysahelian.Com/arjuna.Html. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements should not be taken with prozac (fluoxetine)?

What herbal supplements should not be taken with prozac (fluoxetine)?

Part 2: Tyrosine, valerian, white horehound (marrubium vulgare labiatae), vitamin b6, yohimbe bark extract. The above is according to natural standard, an integrative medicine data base. Bottom line: if you're taking a medicine, talk to your doctor before taking an herbal supplement to make sure it's ok. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use herbal life dietary supplements while taking lots of other medicines

Is it safe to use herbal life dietary supplements while taking lots of other medicines

Not necessarily: There often are interactions between herbals and conventional medications. The interactions may increase the side effects and/or interfere with the action of prescribed medication. Please disclose all medications, including herbals to your doctor and pharmacist. See this site for info on this topic. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2517879/. ...Read more

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Can I take Mucuna pruriens food supplement along with Venlafaxine?

Can I take Mucuna pruriens food supplement along with Venlafaxine?

Velvet bean: This is a powdered prepared from a bean with supposed medicinal properties. Don't spend too much money on it. Especially, if you have Parkinson's, don't neglect evidence-based care just because this bean supposedly contains neurotransmitter precursors. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are herbal supplements safe to take for vascular conditions?

What conditions?: First off, it'd be nice to know what conditions you are referring to. That way i can tell you if those are treated by herbals or not. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits to taking the supplement NAC? Any noteworthy drug interactions? And can it be taken with Milk Thistle?

Are there any benefits to taking the supplement NAC?  Any noteworthy drug interactions?  And can it be taken with Milk Thistle?

N acetylcysteine: N-acetylcysteine is effective in tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose, as a mucolytic agent in lung diseases associated with increased mucous, antiviral agent for influenza A, certain psychiatric illnesses, prevention of hemorrhagic cystitis in cancer chemotherapy, There is a high incidence of allergic reactions with skin rash, hypotension and wheezing. No other beneficial effects are reported. Milk Thistle OK ...Read more

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Are there any dietary supplements that can be taken for OCD along with prescription medications (anafranil 50mg & Zoloft (sertraline) 25mg) for better management.

Are there any dietary supplements that can be taken for OCD along with prescription medications (anafranil 50mg & Zoloft (sertraline) 25mg) for better management.

Here is an: Enatural healing of obsessive compulsive disorder - alternative ... http://www.alternativementalhealth.com/…les/ocd.htm international guide to the world of alternative mental health ... The following are natural treatments for ocd which are practiced by various specialists. Charles ...Excellent article that goes into some depth about the use of alternative therapies in ocd>best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been taking supplements vitamin e, melatonin, and fish oil every day along with claritin. Are any of these dangerous to be combining?

I have been taking supplements vitamin e, melatonin, and fish oil every day along with claritin. Are any of these dangerous to be combining?

No: Melatonin should be taken at bedtime. Vitamin e and fish oil can be combined with claritin. Need to be careful with the vitamin e and fish oil around the time of any surgeries or dental work as they can increase bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

Prozac is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more