Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Take on an empty stomach1
• Take plenty of fluids unless otherwise directed2
• Avoid alcohol3
• The use of herbs like: calamus, calendula, chamomile, California poppy, catnip, couch grass, elecampane, ginseng Siberian, goldenseal, gotu kola, hops, Jamaican dogwood, kava, lemon balm, sage, St. John's wort, sassafras, scullcap, shepherd's purse, stinging nettle, valerian, withania root, and yerba mansa may potentially increase the sedative effects of antihistamines.4
• Schisandra may antagonize antihistamines or other hepatically metabolized drugs5
• Henbane leaf may interact with antihistamines6
References1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interaction, 11th edition, 1999
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interaction, 11th edition, 1999
3 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
4 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998
4 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
4 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
5 Facts and Comparisons, The Review of Natural Products, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
6 Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998
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