Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Avoid using this product if there is a soy allergy1
• Atrovent can cause dry mouth, metallic taste or nausea2
• Atrovent may have adverse cardiovascular effects when combined with medications and herbs that have cardioactive properties. Herbs that may be dangerous include: black hellebore, calamus, cereus, cola, coltsfoot, devil's claw, European mistletoe, fenugreek, fumitory, digitalis leaf, hedge mustard, figwort, lily of the valley roots, motherwort, pleurisy root, squill bulb leaf scales, white horehound, mate, scotch broom flower, shepherd's purse, and wild carrot3
• Theoretically herbs with anticholinergic properties like: henbane and belladonna, may interact with Atrovent.4
• Soy Isoflavones and lecithin - Use of soy isoflavones or extracts from soy could potentially increase the absorption and utilization of this medication. People with soy allergies should not take either the medication or the supplement.5
References1 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 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
3 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
3 The Review of Natural Products, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
4 Blumenthal M, et al. ed. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Trans. S.Klein. Boston, MA: American Botanical Council, 1998.
5 Threlkeld DS, ed. Respiratory Drugs, Respiratory Inhalant Products, Anticholinergics, Ipratropium Bromide. In Facts and Comparisons Drug Information. St. Louis, MO: Facts and Comparisons, Jun 1996, 182f–2g.
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