Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• This medication has not yet been studied for drug/nutrient depletions. Please check other medications within this therapeutic class.1
• Tell you physician if you are taking any nutritional supplements, especially fiber-rich products such as psyllium2
• This medication may interact with aspirin and medications containing salicylates. These herbs have salicylate properties and may have additive effects or side effects with the NSAIDís: angelica, feverfew, meadowsweet, poplar, quassia, and willow.3
References1 No reference available.
2 Fernandez-Banares F, Hinojosa J, Sanchez-Lombrana JL, et al. Randomized clinical trial of Plantago ovata seeds (dietary fiber) as compared with mesalamine in maintaining remission in ulcerative colitis. Spanish Group for the Study of Crohnís disease and Ulcerative Colitis (GETECCU). Am J Gastroenterol 1999;94:427-33.
3 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998
3 Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998
3 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996
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