Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Take with food to increase absorption.1
• Avoid alcohol, it could cause severe reaction (disulfiram -like reaction).2
• Take antacids, calcium or magnesium supplements separated by at least 2 hours from medication.3
• St. Johnís Wort may interfere with some antifungal agents: ketoconazole and itraconazole, metabolized by the cytochrome P-450 pathway.4
• The following herbs may have antifungal properties and could intensify the effects of Nizoral: Cinnamon, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon Balm (Melissa), Pau DíArco, or Rosemary.5
References1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999.
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999.
2 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
3 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999.
3 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000.
4 www.fda.gov/cder/drug/advisory/stjwort.html February 2000.
5 Blumenthal M, et al. ed. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Trans. S. Klein. Boston, MA: American Botanical Council, 1998.
5 Facts and Comparisons, Review of Natural Products, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
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