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side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Avoid alcohol, it may intensify the CNS side effects of prosom.1
• Avoid caffeine, including sodas, coffee, teas or chocolate. Nutritional supplements containing caffeine should also be avoided.2
• Avoid excessive charcoal broiled foods with benzodiazepines. Clearance of the drugs may increase, resulting in decreased drug effects.3
• The following herbs have sedative qualities and could intensify the effects of prosom: 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.4
• Avoid smoking (tobacco) with benzodiazepines. Clearance of the drugs is increased.5
• Avoid cola, guarana and mate with benzodiazepines due to their caffeine content.6
References1 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
1 Holt, G Food and Drug Interactions: Revised and Expanded Edition, Precept Press, 1998
2 Holt, G Food and Drug Interactions: Revised and Expanded edition, Precept Press, 1998
2 Rybacki, JJ. Concise Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs. HarperCollins, 1997.
3 Holt, G Food and Drug Interactions: Revised and Expanded Edition, Precept Press, 1998
4 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
4 The Review of Natural Products, Facts and Comparisons, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
5 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998
5 Holt, G Food and Drug Interactions: Revised and Expanded Edition, Precept Press, 1998
6 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998
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