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Doctor insights on: What Supplements Herbs Interact With Hydrochlorothiazide

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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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Are there any supplements for anxiety when taking hydrochlorothiazide,irbesartan andamlodipine besylate?

Are there any supplements for anxiety when taking hydrochlorothiazide,irbesartan andamlodipine besylate?

Not yet: You're already taking 3 medications for high blood pressure which have side effects. Write down when you started each one and when your anxiety started. Ask your doctor if anxiety, nervousness or feeling shaky could be caused by these medications. Ask about a lower dose if it's been a while since you started these meds. Relaxation techniques and ways to cut your stress should also be explored. ...Read more

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I am using Prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg daily for anxiety. Is it safe to take gingko biloba supplements with prozac (fluoxetine). I read that this herb might interact with antidepressants.?

I am using Prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg daily for anxiety. Is it safe to take gingko biloba supplements with prozac (fluoxetine). I read that this herb might interact with antidepressants.?

Possible interaction: Gingko and Prozac (fluoxetine) are both metabolized by the same liver enzyme system, so can compete for use of this. Also gingko can slightly inhibit this enzyme system, possibly slowing prozac's metabolism. There is also anecdotal evidence that gingko + Prozac (fluoxetine) in depressed patients can lead to hypomania -- but we don't know whether gingko alone can do this (without the prozac). ...Read more

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I take triam/hctz 37.5/25 mg can I take magnesium supplements 54 year female?

I take triam/hctz 37.5/25 mg can I take magnesium supplements 54 year female?

Yes: It is very safe and even a good idea to take magnesium supplements with this medicine. Triamterene/hctz is known to sometimes cause magnesium deficiency. The best absorbed forms tend to be magnesium glycinate & taurate; citrate is pretty good too. Too much magnesium can have a laxative effect- this could potentially cause electrolyte imbalances so do not use it for a laxative effect. ...Read more

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Is ACE weight loss supplement safe for those w/htn (taking lisinopril/hctz)? Please no remarks on diet/effectiveness, just want to know if it's safe.

Is ACE weight loss supplement safe for those w/htn (taking lisinopril/hctz)? Please no remarks on diet/effectiveness, just want to know if it's safe.

Maybe : It really depends on how sensitive you are to the diet supplement ingredients. You should be monitoring your blood pressure, and stop the supplement if it pushes you over 140/90, or keeps your heart rate elevated (over 100 at rest). ...Read more

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Is maca root a safe supplement to take? Does it interact with any medications?

Is maca root a safe supplement to take? Does it interact with any medications?

No good data: Maca root has not been studied in any reliable trial in humans. There are a fewstudies in animals only. There are no reported interactions but, as stated, there has been no effort to determine its actions & effects in humans. Basically, save your money on this one. If you want to eat it as a food source, go ahead. Avoid high doses of any herb that has no reliable data about its effects in humans ...Read more

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What can interact with chitosan supplements?

What can interact with chitosan supplements?

Chitosan: Chitosan comes from chitin, part of the outer shell-like structure of insects, spiders, and crustaceans. It can improve cholesterol levels when combined with a low calorie diet. There's mixed evidence for its usefulness in weight loss. It may increase risk of bleeding w/plavix & coumadin, (warfarin) etc, & add to effects of cholesterol-lowering, anti-obesity, or antibiotic drugs, herbs, or supplements. ...Read more

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What medications can interact with mineral supplements?

What medications can interact with mineral supplements?

Too many to list: Realistically you don't want/need a whole list of all medication/supplement interactions, just the ones you're taking, right? Check out http://www.Uspharmacist.Com/content/d/featured%20articles/c/10439/ for one pharmacist's thoughts on medication/supplement interactions. Or go to www.Epocrates.Com, www.Drugs.Com, etc for each individual medication & search for interactions. ...Read more

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Are there drugs and foods that interact with alfalfa supplements?

Are there drugs and foods that  interact with alfalfa supplements?

Coumadin (warfarin) and BCP: Alfalfa contains large amounts of vitamin k which is used to help make clots. Coumadin (warfarin) is used to slow blood clotting. Alfalfa may decrease the effectiveness of coumadin (warfarin). Some birth control pills contain estrogen and taking alfalfa with them might decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pills- use a condom. ...Read more

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Are there any drugs and foods that interact with tylophora supplements?

Are there any  drugs and foods that interact with tylophora supplements?

Depressant: Dont take with antidepresants or central nervous stimulants because tylophora has central nervous system depressant effects/
caution is also advised when taking with corticosteroids, because tylophora may antagonize the supression of the pituitary gland. ...Read more

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What drugs and foods can interact with propionyl-l-carnitine supplements?

What drugs and foods can  interact with propionyl-l-carnitine supplements?

Proionyl: Please go online to "WebMD" and type in "propionyl-l-carnitine" and you should find all you need to know about your important question.

Take your time going through the article. ...Read more

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Hi, I take contraception- nuvaring and I want to take some supplements - Adhwaghanda - is there a possibility it will interact with the contraception?

Hi, I take contraception- nuvaring and I want to take some supplements - Adhwaghanda - is there a possibility it will interact with the contraception?

Adhwaghanda: Adhwaghanda have been shown to have interactions with the following : antidiabetic medications, antihypertensive medications, immunosuppressive medications, sedatives and thyroid medication.
The is no evidence yet that birth control medications are affected in any way.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Could the herbal supplement GABA interact with modafinil?

Could the herbal supplement GABA interact with modafinil?

Yes: The effects of Modafinil on glutamatergic and gabaergic transmission in the rat medial preoptic area (mpa) and posterior hypothalamus (ph), are analysed. Modafinil (30-300 mg/kg) increased glutamate and decreased GABA levels in the mpa and ph. Local perfusion with the gabaa agonist muscimol (10 microm), reduced, while the gabaa antagonist bicuculline (1 microm and 10 microm) increased glutamate le. ...Read more

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Does warfarin interact with any herbal supplements?

Does warfarin interact with any herbal supplements?

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

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Can iron supplement interact with your hormone medications?

Can iron supplement interact with your hormone medications?

Yes: They can interact with thyroid hormone medications. Do not take them at the same time. Ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Which vitamin supplements interact negatively and should not be taken together?

Which vitamin supplements interact negatively and should not be taken together?

List is too long: There are too many out there; good rule of thumb is to avoid taking too many things together; find a good whole food organic supplement that provides everything. My favorite is Alpha sun from simplexity health or moringa tree from zija.
For details check my website at www.Medacpc.Com. ...Read more

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Would my vitamin supplement negatively interact with the librium (chlordiazepoxide) i'm taking?

Would my vitamin supplement negatively interact with the librium (chlordiazepoxide) i'm taking?

Possibly: Depends on what's in the vitamin supplement. Some reports of interaction between Librium and vitamin d. Why are you even taking multivitamins? Recent studies have failed to show any benefits and possible harms of taking multivitamins in the absence of deficiency. Check with your doctor before taking any extra pills you may not need. ...Read more

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Which herbal supplements interact with prozac (fluoxetine)?

Which herbal supplements interact with prozac (fluoxetine)?

St john's wort: St john's wort is known for changing liver metabolism and interacting with all kinds of medications, including prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 565mg hawthorne supplement 100mg coq10 and 100-200mg vitamin B6 together or will they interact with each other. Thank yoh?

Is it safe to take 565mg hawthorne supplement 100mg coq10 and 100-200mg vitamin B6 together or will they interact with each other. Thank yoh?

Yes, very safe but..: Yes, it is quite safe to take these together. They should work well together as a team, however, coq10 is better absorbed after a meal (choose forms like ubiqinol or bioq10 that are better absorbed) & herbs are better absorbed on an empty stomach. Limit b6 to 200 mg/day- 100 mg 2x/day is better than 200 mg once a day. Consider a quality multivitamin as well. ...Read more

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Will taking the supplement glycerol hydromax (glycerol, silica) interact with 1mg of finasteride? I'm taking fin for hair loss. thanks

Will taking the supplement glycerol hydromax (glycerol, silica) interact with 1mg of finasteride? I'm taking fin for hair loss. thanks

No: The supplement you are taking is an overpriced placebo. Creatine and aerobic training will do you much more good. The finasteride is your business. If you're a supplementing bodybuilder, consider simply embracing your genetic heritage. Nothing looks better than a 31 year old man who's strong, trim, with some nice well-trimmed facial hair, probably some great body hair, and some macho balding. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Hydrochlorothiazide (Definition)

This is a diuretic often used to treat high blood pressure. It can be used alone or often in combination with ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hctz (Definition)

HCTZ is a thiazide agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more