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side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• There are no nutritional considerations at this time.1
• While no herbal considerations have been recorded in the medical literature, yohimbe, for example, has been used for the same purpose, some interaction can be suspected. Whether yohimbe acts synergistically in an individual case, or requires modification in the dosage required is currently speculative. Sildenafil alone can be fatal, so the consequences of any experimentation can be severe. Consult a physician or pharmacist before using both of these products together.2
• These herbs have cardiac properties which may increase cardiac side effects of Viagra: black hellebore, calamus, cereus, cola, coltsfoot, devil's claw, European mistletoe, fenugreek, fumitory, digitalis leaf, hedge mustard, figwort, lily of the valley roots, motherwort, pleurisy root, squill bulb leaf scales, white horehound, mate, scotch broom flower, shepherd's purse, and wild carrot3
References1 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998
1 Siegel Itzkovich J: Israel bans import of sildenafil citrate after six deaths in the US. [news] BMJ, 1998 May, 316:7145, 1625.
2 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
2 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
3 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
3 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
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