Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Alcohol should be avoided when taking Serzone.1
• St. Johnís Wort may dangerously intensify the effects of Serzone. These two substances should not be used together.2
• Ginger may cause improper absorption of serzone.3
References1 Naranjo CA, Pouos CX, Bremner KE, Lanctot KL. Fluoxetine attenuates alcohol intake and desire to drink. Int Clin Psychopharmacol 1994;9:163-72.
1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
2 Demott K. St. Johnís wort tied to serotonin syndrome. Clinical Psychiatry News 1998;26:28.
2 Gordon JB. SSRIs and St. Johnís wort: possible toxicity? Am Fam Physician 1998;57:950.
3 Huang Q, et al: The effect of ginger on serotonin-induced hypothermia and diarrhea. Yakugaku Zasshi 110, 936-942, 1990.
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