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side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Avoid alcohol.1
• This drug may increase glucose levels, use with caution in diabetics.2
• Calamus, calendula, california poppy, couch grass, elecampane, siberian ginseng, chamomile (German), goldenseal, gotu kola, hops, jamaican dogwood, kava, lemon balm, sage, st. john's wort, sassafras, scullcap, shepherd's purse, stinging nettle, valerian, wild carrot, and yerba mansa all have sedative properties which could potentiate the effects of other sedating drugs like baclofen.3
References1 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000.
1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999.
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
3 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Philpson JD. Herbal Medicine: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals. London, UK: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996
3 Brinker F. Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions. 2nd ed. Sandy, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998
3 Blumenthal M, et al. ed. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council, 1998
3 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
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