Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Take on an empty stomach, one hour before meals and at bedtime.1
• Take calcium or magnesium supplements or antacids separated by at least 1/2 hour from the drug.2
• Avoid alcohol3
• Angelica, Black mustard, Calamus, Cinchona, Cinammon bark, Dandelion, Devils claw, Gentian, Goldenseal, Wormwood and Yarrow all increase gastric acid and could therefore theoretically interact with these agents.4
• Cocoa, cola, guarana and mate all contain caffeine and may theoretically interact with carafate by increasing stomach acid production.5
References1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999.
2 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000.
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999.
3 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999.
4 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998.
4 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
5 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998.
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