Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• This drug may affect vitamin D levels and it may need to be supplemented.1
• Avoid alcohol2
• Rifampin can color body fluids, including urine a red/orange color.3
• Echinacea herb and root should not be used in diseases such as tuberculosis or autoimmune diseases.4
• St. John's Wort may interfere with this drug because both agents are metabolized by the cytochrome P-450 pathway.5
References1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
1 Shils M, et al. (eds.). Modern nutrition in health and disease. 9th ed. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1999: 1634.
2 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
3 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
4 Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998
5 Yue QY, Bergquist C, GerdÈn B. Safety of St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum). Lancet 2000;355(9203).
5 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
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