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What herbal supplements can be taken safely with lexapro (escitalopram)?

What herbal supplements can be taken safely with lexapro (escitalopram)?

What to avoid: It's easier to say what to avoid. If you're taking lexapro, (escitalopram) you should avoid valerian, st john's wort, same, kava kava, and gotu kola. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Safe to take herbal supplement with lexapro (escitalopram)?

Safe to take herbal supplement with lexapro (escitalopram)?

You didn't tell us: Which herbal supplement you were referring to. Some can interact with medications. Please either re-ask question with specific supplement information or discuss with your pharmacist or your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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On Lexapro (escitalopram) and welbutrin can I use herbal life or any other weight loss supplement?

On Lexapro (escitalopram) and welbutrin can I use herbal life or any other weight loss supplement?

Yes but...: I would avoid St. John's wort which will cause problems with lexapro and Wellbutrin (bupropion) (too much serotonin can cause seritonergic crisis!). Tell your doctor all herbal supplements you take so he/she can make sure it's safe! Good luck. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements increases semen?

What herbal supplements increases semen?

No aware of any: Why would your want to increase semen? If you are healthy, live a healthy lifestyle and practice safe sex, you should have all the semen produced that is necessary for normal funtion. Semen is a collective volume of testicular contribution, prostatic contribution and seminal vessicle contribution and perhaps a miniscule amount from other sources. It is what is is unless you have a specific illn. ...Read more

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Can any herbal supplements help psoriasis?

Can any herbal supplements help psoriasis?

No: There is no dramatic result with any herbal supplement. Nutritional supplements are sometimes helpful in relieving psoriasis such as fish oil supplements. Diet plays a factor in small percentage wheat sensitivity is a trigger. ...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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Should i put my herbal supplements in the refrigerator?

Need specifics: You should be able to google optimum handling for each specific supplement on line. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can improve dysphagia?

Are there herbal supplements that can improve dysphagia?

No: See your gastroenterologist if you are having painful swallowing or any trouble swallowing. ...Read more

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What are some herbal supplements for premenopausal symptoms?

Vitex, Dong quai &..: Many herbs are beneficial for menopause. Among my favorites are vitex agnus castus (chaste tree berries), dong quai, black cohosh, maca and pueraria mirifica. For more info see http://www.Holistic-online.Com/remedies/hrt/hrt_herbs_for_menopause.Htm and http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00700/menopause-symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can help treat prostatitis?

Are there herbal supplements that can help treat prostatitis?

Yes: Most people have non-bacterial chronic prostatitis and are not improved with antibiotics. There are multiple prescription and non-prescription medications as well as behavioral modifications that can be used to treat prostatitis. These are best discussed with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements and/or good foods to build collagen?

Are there any herbal supplements and/or good foods to build collagen?

Unfortunately, no: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). No supplement is able to help build the desired collagen. ...Read more

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Herbal supplements you would recommend for memory and concentration?

Herbal supplements you would recommend for memory and concentration?

Ginkgo Biloba: is helpful for memory. Don't use if on a blood thinner and check w/doc first. Coconut Oil is good also. Good fat such as olive oil is good for the brain. Avocados are a good food source for good fat. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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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Need docs answers! what food or drinks to avoid when taking herbal supplements?

Need docs answers! what food or drinks to avoid when taking herbal supplements?

No good answer: Herbal supplements have not been subjected to clinical testing for effectiveness, toxicity or interaction with foods and medicines. There is also no guarantee that the alleged product is actually in the bottle or in the quantity stated. Almost all are benign, however, or there would be reports of interactions by now. So continue your usual diet without fear. ...Read more

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Why doesn't the fda regulate herbal supplements? Does this have any implications?

Why doesn't the fda regulate herbal supplements? Does this have any implications?

Money politics: In order to help their supporters and money contributors, some members of congress passed laws preventing the FDA from regulating herbal supplements unless the herbs clearly hurt patients who take them. So the FDA can remove a harmful product from the market, but cannot regulate anything else. Herbal supplements cannot be trusted to contain the ingredients listed, and may be individually harmful. ...Read more

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Herbal supplements are botanicals used to treat health conditions ...Read more