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side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Drink adequate amounts of fluids, especially water, to prevent dehydration.1
• Avoid alcohol2
• Use with caution in diabetes, the drug may increase glucose levels.3
• Avoid caffeine, given together with phenylpropanolamine, it may raise blood pressure.4
• Phenylpropanolamine may interact with Licorice, Ginseng and Ephedra (Ma Huang) to overstimulate the cardiovascular system.5
• Avoid cola, cocoa, guarana, and mate due to their caffeine content with this drug.6
References1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
2 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
3 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
4 Hoffman BB, Lefkowitz RL. Catecholamines, sympathomimetic drugs, and adrenergic receptor antagonists. In Goodman and Gilman’s The Pharmcological Basis of Therapeutics, 9th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996, 223.
4 Brown NJ, Ryder D, Branch RA. A pharmacodynamic interaction between caffeine and phenylpropanolamine. Clin Pharmacol Ther 1991;50:363-71.
5 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
6 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998
6 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
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