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Are there drug/herb interactions taking 30mg escitalopram, 300 mg modafinil and 400mg rhodiola rosea?

Are there drug/herb interactions taking 30mg escitalopram, 300 mg modafinil and 400mg rhodiola rosea?

Rhodeola Rosea: I would not recommend the combination, since it has MAO (mono amine oxidase) inhibiting properties, which contraindicates combining it with serotonergic agents such as lexapro, (escitalopram) due to potential for serotonin syndrome. Also, no enough scientific evidence to suggest its use to supplement mood elevation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been prescribed tremadol , concerned about interactions with certain herbs.?

What to do if I have been prescribed tremadol , concerned about interactions with certain herbs.?

Tramadol: is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Instead, it is classified as a centrally acting synthetic analgesic compound and therefore is not a scheduled narcotic drug. Consult with your PCP for more information and drug interaction. ...Read more

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Are cats claw, ecinecia, garlic, and goldenseal all okay to take with amoxicillin? Would this help or inhibit the drugs interaction? I have already been on the herbs for 5 days, and amoxicillin for 1, if it's a bad idea should I just stop taking them and

Are cats claw, ecinecia, garlic, and goldenseal all okay to take with amoxicillin? Would this help or inhibit the drugs interaction? I have already been on the herbs for 5 days, and amoxicillin for 1, if it's a bad idea should I just stop taking them and

Talk to your doctor: You should tell your doctor about all the medications/drugs/supplements you take. For now quit taking stuff that your doctor did not prescribe. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I take 1 mg clonazepam and 1 mg Ativan (lorazepam) in the morning for anxiety.Today I wantedTo try adding rhodiola rosea, are there any interactions with the herb?

I take 1 mg clonazepam and 1 mg Ativan (lorazepam) in the morning for anxiety.Today I wantedTo try adding rhodiola rosea, are there any interactions with the herb?

Possibly: Clonazepam (Klonopin) and lorazepam (Ativan) are benzodiazepines, the former broken down by liver enzyme CYP3A4. Some data suggests that Rhodeola rosea impairs the function of such liver enzymes, so for a given dose of clonazepam a person might end up getting a higher blood level as if she had taken a higher dose. Rhodeola could be helpful so best to discuss with the prescribing provider. ...Read more

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Any dietary, herb or supp. needs or interactions while recovering from Thyrotoxicosis? (On low dose Inderal) Should I take coq10? DigestEnzyme safe?

Any dietary, herb or supp. needs or interactions while recovering from Thyrotoxicosis? (On low dose Inderal) Should I take coq10? DigestEnzyme safe?

Thyrotoxicosis: Please do not take any other medicines about your thyroid but discuss this as soon as possible with your doctor. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Is there a dangerous interaction between cyclobenzaprine and the herbal supplement rhodiola? I've read that this herb acts as an MAOI.

Is there a dangerous interaction between cyclobenzaprine and the herbal supplement rhodiola? I've read that this herb acts as an MAOI.

Well possible: The herbal medications can cause serious medical issues. You need to discuss the use of the herbal medications with your doctor. Do not go mixing prescribed medications with anything unless fully discussed with your doctor ...Read more

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Any interaction between using the herbs valerian roots and borago and taking antidepressants venlafaxine 37.5 (modified release) and risperidone?

Any interaction between using the herbs valerian roots and borago and taking antidepressants venlafaxine 37.5 (modified release) and risperidone?

Don't mix meds: Even though i specialize in natural medicine I do not have patients mix natural and pharmaceutical meds unless it is clear that there is no negative interaction. You are talking about two types of mood disorder treatments and i suggest that you do not mix them. One or the other, with guidance from a professional, is best. ...Read more

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Wanting to take Pygeum (herb for enlarged prostate) but am on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for next few weeks. Any interaction I need to worry about?

Wanting to take Pygeum (herb for enlarged prostate) but am on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for next few weeks. Any interaction I need to worry about?

Enlarged prostate?: Pygeum has been reported to help benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) which would be very unusual at age 24-years. Hope UR consulting a urologist. There do not seem to to be any reports of interaction with Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Wonder in fact if you have bacterial prostatitis which would be reason for antibiotics. Did U have urine or prostatic fluid culture? No more than 10% of prostatitis cases are bacterial! ...Read more

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