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Does echinacea every interact with any major prescription medications?

Does echinacea every interact with any major prescription medications?

Yes: All herbals have the potential of altering the actions of prescription drugs. Always ask your pharmacist to run a cross check when ingesting anything; including foods. ...Read more

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How can hoodia interact with prescription drugs?

How can hoodia interact with prescription drugs?

Which drugs?: Patients should not take hoodia without first talking to their doctor if they•have diabetes or are taking a medicine to control blood sugar levels, •have any heart problems or take any heart medicines, •have a bleeding or blood clotting disorder or are taking a medicine to increase or decrease the clotting of their blood such as aspirin, warfarin (coumadin), or heparin, •have known eating disorders. ...Read more

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Under various BP medication like -Olmesarten, Amlodipine and Metoprolol. Would taking CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) interact with these prescription drugs ?

Under various BP medication like -Olmesarten, Amlodipine and Metoprolol. Would taking CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) interact with these prescription drugs ?

CoQ10: 35 F from down under notes on olmedartan amlodipine metro pro lol wants to take CoQ10. Asks: interaction with BP MEDS. ANS:: prob not but waste of money. You should also be on diuretic for BP is not at goal. If blood K evern low ask test to test for primary Aldo. I specialize in HBP happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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How does hoodia interact with prescriptions?

How does hoodia interact with prescriptions?

Depends on Rxs.: Patients should not take hoodia without first talking to their doctor if they•have diabetes or are taking a medicine to control blood sugar levels, •have any heart problems or take any heart medicines, •have a bleeding or blood clotting disorder or are taking a medicine to increase or decrease the clotting of their blood such as aspirin, warfarin (coumadin), or heparin, •have known eating disorders. ...Read more

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Does alcohol interact badly with prescription adderal xl?

Does alcohol interact badly with prescription adderal xl?

Not advised: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant used to treat adhd. Alcohol is a depressant. Taking stimulants and depressants together is rarely a good idea as they tend to pull your body in two different directions. If you are drinking alcohol while under a doctor's care for adhd, you need to make sure they are aware of this so that they can make the best decisions for your care and treatment. ...Read more

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Does Marijuana interact with prescription meds? Acyclovir for example?

Does Marijuana interact with prescription meds? Acyclovir for example?

Yes in a way: It may "enhance " other meds ie muscle relaxers pain meds etc it certainly would be important to tell your dr say if you were in mood meds like antidepressants because it would again be a factor I hope that answers your question as far as does it "interact" ...Read more

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Bad anxiety (which i get pretty much every day) I am on prescription 2mg ativan can I take another medication like klonopin (clonazepam)?

Bad anxiety (which i get pretty much every day) I am on prescription 2mg ativan can I take another medication like klonopin (clonazepam)?

Only 1 benzo : I wouldn't recommend taking more than 1 benzodiazepine at one time, unless your doctor is cross tapering off one and onto another. With 2 of these drugs, you risk more side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, and even amnesia. There are other medications which can help anxiety without causing tolerance like benzodiazepines do. Please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink echinacea tea every day?

Is it safe to drink echinacea tea every day?

Maybe, or not...: May stimulate some aspects of immune system (not well defined or documented); may in theory be a real issue for people with autoimmune disorders, e.g. Thyroid, lupus, rheum arthritis, psoriasis, celiac sprue, inflammatory bowel, where some aspects of the immune system are already overactive. Can interact with other meds or herbs; not quality controlled. Intermittent use may be better, safer. ...Read more

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