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Herbal Products & Prescription Medicine

IF YOU TAKE THESE:
Aloe & digoxin heart medicine
Aloe & diabetes medications
Aloe & diuretics (water pills)
Beta-Carotene & cigarette smoking
Beta-Carotene & cigarette smoking
Capsicum & blood-thinner medicines
Cat's Claw & blood pressure medicines
Cat's Claw & immunosuppressants
Chondroitin & blood thinner medicines
Echinacea & immunosuppressants
Ephedra & digoxin heart medicine
Ephedra & diabetes medicine
Fish oils & blood thinner medicines
Garlic pills & blood thinner medicines, aspirin
Garlic pills & diabetes medicines
Garlic pills & cyclosporine/HIV medicines
Gingko Biloba & blood thinner medicines
Gingko Biloba & anticonvulsants (seizures)
Ginseng & blood thinner medicines
Ginseng & diabetes medicines
Glucosamine & some cancer medicines
Glucosamine & shellfish allergy
Hawthorn & digoxin heart medicine
Kava-kava if you have liver problems
St. John's Wort & digoxin heart medicine
St. John's Wort & psychiatric medicines
St. John's Wort & cyclosporine
St. John's Wort & blood thinner medicines
St. John's Wort & certain migraine medicines
 
THIS COULD HAPPEN:
Low potassium levels
Low blood sugar levels
Low potassium levels
Higher cancer risk
Higher heart attack risk
Risk of bleeding
Low blood pressure
Reduced effectiveness of medicine
Risk of bleeding
Reduced effectiveness of medicine
Irregular heart beat
High blood sugar levels
Risk of bleeding
Risk of bleeding
Lower blood sugar levels
Reduced effectiveness of medicine
Risk of bleeding
Risk of seizures
Risk of bleeding
Risk of low blood sugar levels
Reduced effectiveness of medicine
Allergic reaction
Irregular heart beat
Severe liver damage
Reduced effectiveness of digoxin
Risk of toxic side effects
Reduced effectiveness of medicine
Reduced effectiveness of medicine
Risk of toxic side effects
 


 

POTENTIAL GRAPEFRUIT & GRAPEFRUIT JUICE MEDICINE INTERACTIONS

If you take any of the following medicines, please be sure and ask yourphysician or pharmacist for the most current information before eatinggrapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice:

Medicines used to treat high blood pressure
Medicines used to treat/lower cholesterol levels, such as "statin" medicines
Medicines used to treat anxiety, such as "anti-anxiety" medicines
Medicines used to treat cold and cough symptoms, such as "antihistamine" medicines
Medicines used to treat HIV/AIDS, such as "protease inhibitors" medicines
Medicines used to treat/reduce organ rejection after transplant surgery, such as "immunosuppressants"
 

Want to learn more about medicine interactions? visit the following websites:

www.my.webmd.com/medical_information/drug_and_herb

www.druginteractioncenter.org (grapefruit interaction information)

www.mskcc.org/aboutherbs

www.nccam.nih.gov/health

www.medlineplus.gov


Thisinformation is to be used for educational and informational purposesonly. As always, speak with your physician about any questions you mayhave about your medicines and possible interactions.
 

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