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side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Agenerase Capsules - Each Agenerase pill contains 109 IU of vitamin E per capsule. This means that if you're taking Agenerase, you're also taking 1,744 IU of vitamin E per day. Because vitamin E can thin the blood, you should not take any other vitamin E supplements in addition to Agenerase. People taking blood-thinning drugs should talk to their doctor about the amount of vitamin E in Agenerase to make sure it isn't dangerous to your health. If you are taking a blood-thinning medication or you have low vitamin K, your doctor will decide if the amount of vitamin E in Agenerase interferes with your treatment.1
• Agenerase may increase the amount of fat in your body or you may notice changes in the location of your body fat. Tell your doctor if you experience any changes like these.2
• Agenerase can be taken with or without food. However, a high fat meal may decrease the absorption of this medication.3
• Do not use St. Johnís wort with this medication.4
• Do not take this medication with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, which would include the herb Red Yeast Rice.5
• Due to the amount of vitamin E in this medication, there may thinning of the blood. The following herbs may contribute to blood thinning and should not be used while taking this medication: Angelica, Anise, Arnica, Asafoetida, Bogbean, Capsicum, Celery, Chamomile, Danshen, Fenugreek, Feverfew, Garlic, Ginger, Ginkgo, Ginseng (Panax), Gotu kola, Horse chestnut, Licorice, Meadowsweet, Papain, Prickly ash, Poplar, Quassia, Red clover, Rue, and Willow.6
References1 Reference: GlaxoSmithKline studies on Agenerase. October 2002.
2 Reference: GlaxoSmithKline studies on Agenerase. October 2002.
3 Reference: GlaxoSmithKline studies on Agenerase. October 2002.
4 Reference: GlaxoSmithKline studies on Agenerase. October 2002.
5 Reference: GlaxoSmithKline studies on Agenerase. October 2002.
6 Gadkari, et al. Effect of ingestion of raw garlic on serum cholesterol levels, clotting time and fibrinolytic activity in normal subjects. J Postgrad Med 1991;37:128-31.
6 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
6 Janetsky, K et al. Probably interaction between warfarin and ginseng. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 1997;54:692-93.
6 Kleijnen J, Knipschild P. Ginkgo biloba. Lancet 1992;340:1136-39.
6 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
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