Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Sedative effects of alcohol may be increased with use of Propulsid.1
• Avoid grapefruit juice with Propulsid.2
• Avoid peppermint with Propulsid because it could worsen gastrointestinal reflux.3
• Angelica, Black mustard, Calamus, Capsicum, Cinchona, Cinammon bark, Dandelion, Devils claw, Gentian, Goldenseal, Wormwood and Yarrow all increase gastric acid and could therefore theoretically interact with Propulsid.4
• Avoid St. John's Wort with Propulsid.5
References1 Rybacki JJ. The Concise Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs, HarperCollins, 1997.
1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
3 Sigmund CJ, McNally EF. The action of a carminative on the lower esophageal sphincter. Gastroenterol 1969;56:13-18.
3 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998
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 Facts and Comparisons, Review of Natural Products, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
5 Yue QY, Bergquist C, GerdÈn B. Safety of St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum). Lancet 2000;355(9203). www.thelancet.com/newlancet/reg/issues/vol355no9203/menu_NOD12.html
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