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Doctor insights on: Echinacea Interact Any Major Prescription Medications

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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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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 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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What is the harm in drinking alcohol when taking prescription medications?

What is the harm in drinking alcohol when taking prescription medications?

Two problems: Alcohol and many medications interact in a manner that amplifies the drunkenness; depending on the amount of alcohol and medications, and the kind of medications, this can be or small increase in buzz, but reach proportions that the sedation becomes lethal. The other problem: alcohol can block or reduce the beneficial effect of medications. Don't forego medicines to drink, either! ...Read more

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What exactly is the harm in drinking alcohol when taking prescription medications?

What exactly is the harm in drinking alcohol when taking prescription medications?

The alcohol: May interact with the medication to increase side effects or may impact metabolism of the medication. ...Read more

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Does fennell interact with any form of medication?

Does fennell interact with any form of medication?

Estrogen effects: Fenell has purported estrogen like effects. Ideally it could affect medicines that have anti-estrogen effects like Tamoxifen. Also it appears to reduce how well your body absorbs ciprofloxacin. Hopefully that helps. ...Read more

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