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What Herbal Supplements Should Not Be Taken With Prozac
Part 2: Tyrosine, valerian, white horehound (marrubium vulgare labiatae), vitamin b6, yohimbe bark extract. The above is according to natural standard, an integrative medicine data base. Bottom line: if you're taking a medicine, talk to your doctor before taking an herbal supplement to make sure it's ok. ...Read more
Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more
Are there any herbal supplements that can safely be taken to aid sleep when on Prozac (fluoxetine)?
It depends: Please see the label. All the mechanism of herbal medications are not known but some of them are notorious to cause side effects due to interaction. ...Read more
See below: Kava kava, valerian and st john's wort. ...Read more
Water: Your kidneys are big filters. Just like with any filter, best work and flow occurs when they are kept clean and fluid flowing freely. The best way to achieve this is not with pollutants to the filter such as with added supplements and substances that the kidneys must filter, but rather by keeping the flow going by drinking adequate water and then some more. Adults should be drinking 60-80 ounces/d. ...Read more
I would: Inquire from the school in question. I suspect that different schools have different policies. Take care. ...Read more
The most widely used & researched herb for depression is st. John's wort. The cochrane review of 29 research studies found it to work as well as pharmaceuticals with less side effects. It may be less effective in severe depression, but so are pharmaceuticals. See www. Sciencedaily. Com/releases/2008/10/081007192435.Htm.
Another herb that often helps is rhodiola rosea. Please see comment for more:. ...Read more
None: There are no herbal supplements approved for the prevention or treatment of bone loss (osteopenia/osteoporosis). It's a well known fact that bone loss usually occurs in postmenopause. Although, there are some natural estrogen preparations available, none of them have been shown to help restore bone strength. ...Read more
Horse Hair?: I'm not aware of horse hair in herbal supplements, but there is one called horsetail (equisetum arvense). It's used in europe as an oral diuretic for the treatment of edema -- also used in some cosmetics and shampoos. It also contains silicon, which plays a role in bone development. Studies have shown that horsetail may increase bone mineralization as well as enhance calcium deposition in bone. ...Read more
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). Supplements have not been shown to prevent or treat hiv. ...Read more
Yes: Warfarin is the most common drug to show a change in effectiveness with the use of herbal supplements. Among them, st. John's wort and ginko biloba are the most commonly reported to interact with warfarin, the first increases the risk of clotting while the second increases the risk of bleeding. ...Read more
Weight Loss: Be very careful with herbal supplements as most advertised for weight loss are not effective and can cause side effects. Best way to lose weight is to exercise aerobically for 40 minutes 4 to 6 times a week in your target zone, also do weight resistance three times a week. Best. ...Read more
Hair growth: Biotin 2.5 mg a day.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on the herb: Many herbal supplements are safe for transplant patients but some are potentially dangerous. Transplant patients take drugs to prevent organ rejection & some herbs may interfere with these medicines. Herbs that stimulate the immune system may also be hazardous. It is important to check for interactions between herbs & any medicines the patient is taking. Please ask the patient's doctor. See comment:. ...Read more
What conditions?: First off, it'd be nice to know what conditions you are referring to. That way I can tell you if those are treated by herbals or not. ...Read more
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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