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Can you take wellbutrin (bupropion) and herbal supplements at the same time?

Can you take wellbutrin (bupropion) and herbal supplements at the same time?

Check it out!: Glad you're thinking and asking about what you take - including supplements. It all goes down the hatch! you can look up more interactions here: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/drug-information/drugherbindex. ...Read more

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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


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I take wellbutrin (bupropion) and i'm on a vitamin cleanse Advocare 24 day challenge. Can the herbal and vitamin supplements stop my wellbutrin (bupropion) from working?

I take wellbutrin (bupropion) and i'm on a vitamin cleanse Advocare 24 day challenge. Can the herbal and vitamin supplements stop my wellbutrin (bupropion) from working?

Not likely: The herbal parts of this regimen seem to include milk thistle, echinacea, and astragalus -- none of which should cause a problem with wellbutrin (bupropion). If you're also taking the fiber part of this plan, i suggest taking that separately from your medication so that absorption is as good as possible. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many different vitamins and herbal supplements can I take at a time?

Can you let me know how many different vitamins and herbal supplements can I take at a time?

Zero: Only take vitamins and supplements that you or your doctor think will fulfill a deficit in your diet. Extra vitamins don't make you "healthier" on daily vitamin is adequate for most people that eat a healthy diet. ...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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Are there any herbal supplements that I can take to treat my herpes outbreaks?

Are there any herbal supplements that I can take to treat my herpes outbreaks?

Remedy for Herpes: A 2002 article in the "journal of ethnopharmacology" names the concentrated extract of lemon balm (melissa officinalis) "one of the most widely used topical preparations in the treatment and prevention of herpes." lemon balm cream has been reported to interrupt the infection, promote healing of lesions, and reduce the number of recurrences of herpes. ...Read more

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Are there good herbal supplements to take for back pain?

Are there good herbal supplements to take for back pain?

Many good choices: Back pain is a common problem that benefits from multiple approaches including physical therapy/massage/manipulative therapies, exercise & relaxation techniques. Herbal anti-inflammatories like curcumin & boswellia, muscle-relaxing herbs like valerian & skullcap, & herbs that help stress like ashwagandha & holy basil can help. Magnesium (esp. Mag. Taurate) often helps. Zyflamend is a good product. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements that I can take to treat my leishmaniasis symptoms?

Are there any herbal supplements that I can take to treat my leishmaniasis symptoms?

Possibly: There are no perfect treatments. Anti-viral and anti-fungals have been helpful in some patients. Herbal supplements like clove, thyme, and oregano which have anti-viral and anti-fungal activities could help if ingested. Topical vit d oil might be beneficial. Check blood 25-oh vit d 3 and see if it is low. Topical or oral coconut oil which is both anti-viral and anti-bacterial might be helpful. ...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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How long does herbal supplements take to leave your system ?

How long does herbal supplements take to leave your system ?

Depends on herb: Herbal supplements are not all the same, and the time required for your body to process them differs too. If you can please specify which herbs you're asking about, we can try to be more helpful here. ...Read more

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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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After donating my kidney will I be able to still eat, drink, and take herbal supplements like I used to?

After donating my kidney will I be able to still eat, drink, and take herbal supplements like I used to?

Yes: You should be able to do anything that you could previously. However, you will want to have regular checkups with your doctor to follow your kidney function. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements should I take to reduce genital hsv1 outbreaks?

What herbal supplements should I take to reduce genital hsv1 outbreaks?

Many: It is important to avoid tobacco smoke active and passive. Check and restore optimal 25-oh vit d3 levels. Stress and inflammation increases outbreaks. Eat a health diet of unprocessed food. Zinc, lithium, vitamin c, b-12 are helpful. Coconut oil and milk, oregano oil, thyme, rosemary, ginger, chamomile, sage, peppermint, land emon balm are helpful herbs and all the flavanoids, . ...Read more

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How can I take herbal supplements safely?

How can I take herbal supplements safely?

By being careful: If you are taking any medicines, you need to check with your doctor before beginning supplements. Don't over do. More is not necessarily better, and is sometimes distinctly worse. On the other hand, taking too little is often worthless and ineffective. Use a reputable, good quality supplement, and follow the dosing directions exactly. ...Read more

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I was told I have melanosis coli. I take daily herbal supplements to help with chronic constipation. Is this bad?

I was told I have melanosis coli. I take daily herbal supplements to help with chronic constipation. Is this bad?

Benign: Melanosis coli is a benign condition that causes yellowish discoloration of colon that occurs due to excessive use of plant based laxatives such as senna. It is not associated with any serious condition. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take herbal supplements after having a liver transplant?

Is it safe to take herbal supplements after having a liver transplant?

Some herbs unsafe: The big concern here is that many herbs can interact with the pharmaceuticals used to prevent rejection. Certain herbs are known to be hazardous, but some may be safe. At websites like drugs.Com you can assess known interactions between any meds you are on and herbs. But some herbs, like milk thistle, may reduce toxicity of these meds and thus be ok. See my comment for more info. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Bupropion (Definition)

Also called wellbutrin (bupropion) or zyban or aplenzin, is an atypical antidepressant & smoking cessation aid, which has mild psychostimulant action. It is a norepinephrine/dopamine reuptake inhibitor. It can lower seizure threshold at high doses, ...Read more


Wellbutrin (Definition)

Bupropion is an addiction reducing agent and an antidepressant which are both a ...Read more