Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Food decreases the rate of drug absorption by an hour.1
• The following herbs may interact or increase side effects of this drug due to the known interaction between Pramipexole and sedatives: calamus, calendula, chamomile, California poppy, catnip, couch grass, elecampane, ginseng Siberian, goldenseal, gotu kola, hops, Jamaican dogwood, kava, lemon balm, sage, St. John's wort, sassafras, scullcap, shepherd's purse, stinging nettle, valerian, withania root, and yerba mansa.2
• The following herbs may interact with this drug in view of known interactions between pramipexole and antihypertensives: 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 carrot.3
References1 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000.
1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
2 Fetrow CW, Avala JR. Professional's Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicines. Springhouse Corporation, 1999.
2 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000.
2 Brinker F. Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions. 2nd ed. Sandy, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998.
2 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Philpson JD. Herbal Medicine: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals. London, UK: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
2 Facts and Comparisons, Review of Natural Products, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
3 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Philpson JD. Herbal Medicine: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals. London, UK: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
3 McGuffin M, et al., ed. American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1997.
3 Brinker F. Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions. 2nd ed. Sandy, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998.
3 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000.
3 The Review of Natural Products by Facts and Comparisons. St. Louis, MO: Wolters Kluwer Co., 2000
3 Leung AY, Foster S. Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients Used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics. 2nd ed. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1996.
3 PDR for Herbal Medicines. 2nd edition. Medical Economics Company, Inc., 2000
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