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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

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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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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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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Can you let me know how many different vitamins and herbal supplements can I take at a time?

Can you let me know how many different vitamins and herbal supplements can I take at a time?

Zero: Only take vitamins and supplements that you or your doctor think will fulfill a deficit in your diet. Extra vitamins don't make you "healthier" on daily vitamin is adequate for most people that eat a healthy diet. ...Read more

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How can I take herbal supplements safely?

How can I take herbal supplements safely?

By being careful: If you are taking any medicines, you need to check with your doctor before beginning supplements. Don't over do. More is not necessarily better, and is sometimes distinctly worse. On the other hand, taking too little is often worthless and ineffective. Use a reputable, good quality supplement, and follow the dosing directions exactly. ...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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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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Dr. Randy Baker
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Herbal Supplements (Definition)

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