Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Foods and nutritional supplements that contain Tryptophan or 5-HTP, when combined with Zyban, can cause headaches, nausea, sweating, and dizziness.1
• Avoid alcohol while taking this medication.2
• These herbs may interact with Zyban, and should be used with caution: Dill, Kava kava, Lavender, Nutmeg, Chamomile, Dong quai, Guarana, Lobelia, Marigold, Passion Flower, Sage, Slippery Elm, St. Johnís Wort and Yohimbe.3
References1 Mindell, E, Hopkins V: Prescription Alternatives. New Canaan, CT: Keats Publishing, Inc, 1998; p. 379.
1 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
2 Naranjo CA, Pouos CX, Bremner KE, Lanctot KL. Fluoxetine attenuates alcohol intake and desire to drink. Int Clin Psychopharmacol 1994;9:163-72.
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
2 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
3 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996:21,45,63,282.
3 Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998.
3 Demott K. St. Johnís wort tied to serotonin syndrome. Clinical Psychiatry News 1998;26:28.
3 Gordon JB. SSRIs and St. Johnís wort: possible toxicity? Am Fam Physician 1998;57:950.
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