Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Sumycin may create deficiencies in certain B vitamins, as well as vitamin C and vitamin K. Discuss supplementation with your physician or pharmacist with long term use of this medication.1
• Take calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc or other multivitamins or antacids separated by at least three hours from sumycin.2
• Dairy products can interfere with sumycin. Avoid their use within 2 hours of the medication.3
• The following herbs may affect Sumycin: Blue Cohosh, Lobelia, or Skullcap.4
• Alfalfa and Cloves are high in iron and may interfere with absorption of Sumycin.5
• Sumycin may not be effectively absorbed if these herbs are used on a daily basis: Hops, Maidenhair fern, Red raspberry plant, or Slippery Elm.6
• The compound berberine found in barberry and goldenseal may decrease the absorption of tetracycline.7
References1 Hill MJ: Intestinal flora and endogenous vitamin synthesis, Eur J Cancer Prev, 1997, 6 (Suppl 1): S43-5.
1 Deguchi Y, et al: Comparitive studies on synthesis of water-soluble vitamins among human species of Bifidobacteria, Argic Biol Chem, 1985, 19 (1): 13-19.
1 Conly J and Stein K: Reduction of vitamin K2 concentrations in human liver associated with the use of broad spectrum antimicrobials, Clin Invest Med, 1994, 17 (6):531-9.
1 Ellenger P, et al: Production and release of nicotinamide by the intestinal flora in man, Nature, 1944, 154:270-271.
1 Holt GA. Food & Drug Interactions. Chicago: Precept Press, 1998.
2 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
3 McKevoy GK, ed. AHFS Drug Information. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2000
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 Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998.
5 Neuvonen, P.J., et.al. 1970. Interference of iron with the absorbtion of tetracyclines in man. British Medical J, 4: 532.
6 Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998.
7 Khin-Maung-U, Myo-Khin, Nyunt-Nyunt-Wai, et al. Clinical trial of berberine in acute watery diarrhoea. Br Med J 1985;291:1601-05.
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