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side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Avoid alcohol with this medication1
• It may be advisable to avoid grape juice with this medication because grape juice may reduce plasma drug levels.2
• Avoid ginger in large quantities with this medication due to ginger's positive inotropic properties. Theoretically, it may interfere with the medication.3
• Avoid these herbs : adonis, aloe, buckthorn , cascara, digitalis, motherwort, olive leaf, rauwolfia, senna, and scotchbroom with this medication due to possible additive effects or increased side effects .4
References1 Reference not available.
2 Xiao Dong S, Zhi Ping Z, Zhong Xiao W, et al. Possible enhancement of the first-pass metabolism of phenacetin by ingestion of grape juice in Chinese subjects. Br J Clin Pharmacol 1999;48(4):638-40.
3 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
4 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
4 Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998
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