Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• A diet low in sodium and calories may be beneficial.1
• Potassium supplements and potassium containing foods should be used with caution while taking this drug. Monitor potassium levels.2
• Long-term use of Licorice is known to cause hypertension and water retention, therefore it may interfere with antihypertensive therapies.3
• Many herbs have cardiac properties that could intensify the effects of Avapro. Among these herbs are: 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 carrot4
References1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
2 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000.
3 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
3 Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al, eds. The Complete Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Boston, MA: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 161-62.
4 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
4 McGuffin M, et al., ed. American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1997.
4 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
4 The Review of Natural Products, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
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