Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Take with food to decrease stomach upset.1
• Avoid alcohol2
• Anticholinergic side effects and adverse reactions may increase if henbane and thorn apple are used with anticholinergic drugs.3
• Avoid using areca or betel nut with anticholinergics due to their antagonistic properties.4
References1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
1 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
2 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
3 Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998
3 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
3 Gruenwald J, et. al. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.
4 The Review of Natural Products by Facts and Comparisons. St. Louis, MO: Wolters Kluwer Co., 1999.
4 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998
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