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Doctor insights on: Hawthorn Berry

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Can hawthorn berry be taken with beta blockers?

Can hawthorn berry be taken with beta blockers?

Hawthorn: My review of the literature suggests that there are no proven benefits to hawthorn but there is a downside risk of arrhythmias. Given evidence for harm but none for benefit, taking hawthorn appears to be unjustified and adding it to a therapeutic agent even more so. ...Read more

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Would taking hawthorn or sticking with ramipril be better for lowering BP ?

Would taking hawthorn or sticking with ramipril be better for lowering BP ?

Ramipril: Ramipril has data to support its antihypertensive use; it helps heal the kidney's glomeruli and has been proven to reduce cardiovascular mortality. If one tries to use the hawthorn plant, check for interactions with other medications; theoretically, the plant has vasodilating properties which result in lower blood pressure. Different sources can result in varying potency. ...Read more

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May I take hawthorn and metoprolol?

May I take hawthorn and metoprolol?

Safe but monitor...: Hawthorn has many proven benefits for the heart- see http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn It may lower blood pressure (BP) a bit so one should be careful your BP does not go too low, but my experience in using Hawthorn in dozens of patients is its effects in lowering BP are rather mild and doctors commonly prescribe more than one antihypertensive agent.See http://tinyurl.com/m3w6db3 ...Read more

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Is it possible to stop hawthorn(supplement,700mg per day)suddenly without any health damage?

Is it possible to stop hawthorn(supplement,700mg per day)suddenly without any health damage?

Here are some...: Hawthorn, a herbal supplement, has been claimed and widely used in Europe and China for helping maintain cardiovascular health Being a herbal supplement, its dose, medicinal effects, side effects, usage, etc. have not been studied as well as those of controlled prescribed drugs. Hence, no one can tell if it is safe to discontinue it suddenly or not, no clear study is available. So, just taper it ...Read more

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Will hawthorn lower my blood pressure?

Will hawthorn lower my blood pressure?

Not well studied : it has some indications for heart failure but that's not what you're asking. If you're worried about it I would stay away from it altogether. ...Read more

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Can arjuna and hawthorn be taken with ramipril and what are the health benefits of these herbs? Are they safe?

Can arjuna and hawthorn be taken with ramipril and what are the health benefits of these herbs?  Are they safe?

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 they are safe. ...Read more