Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Avoid caffeine and alcohol.1
• Ephedra or Ma huang may increase blood pressure if used together with methylphenidate due to its vasoconstrictive properties.2
References1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999.
2 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998.
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