Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Avoid taking with food because it could decrease drug absorption.1
• Avoid high fat or protein containing foods because it could bind with the drug and decrease absorption.2
• St. John's Wort may interact with indinavir to decrease its effects, avoid using together.3
• Astralgus may interact with antiviral medications and increase side effects.4
References1 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000.
2 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000.
3 Piscitelli SC, Burstein AH, Chaitt D, et al. Indinavir concentrations and St. John's wort. Lancet 2000;355(9203):547-548
4 Upton R (ed). Astragalus Root: analytical, quality control, and therapeutic monograph. Santa Cruz, CA: American Herbal Pharmacopoeia; 1999;1-25
4 Facts and Comparisons, The Review of Natural Products, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
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