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side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Avoid alcohol.1
• Grapefruit juice may enhance the pharmocologic effects of this drug.2
• The following sedating herbs may interact or increase side effects of this drug due to the known interaction between antipsychotics and sedatives: 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.3
• American ginseng, Panax ginseng, and Siberian ginseng have antipsychotic properties and thus, may have an additive effect on the pharmacologic activity and adverse reactions of seroquel.4
References1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999.
1 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interaction, 11th edition, 1999
3 Fetrow CW, Avala JR. Professional's Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicines. Springhouse Corporation, 1999.
3 Brinker F. Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions. 2nd ed. Sandy, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998.
3 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Philpson JD. Herbal Medicine: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals. London, UK: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
3 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000.
3 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
4 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Philpson JD. Herbal Medicine: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals. London, UK: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
4 Leung AY, Foster S. Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients Used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics. 2nd ed. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1996.
4 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000.
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