Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Alcohol should not be combined with Trazodone.1
• Trazodone may contribute to an increased depletion of riboflavin (vitamin B2). Supplementation with a quality B complex nutritional formula may be beneficial.2
• Herbs that may interact with Trazodone include Dill, Hops, Kava kava, Ladyís Slipper, Lavender, Chamomile, Thyme, Dong quai, Guarana, Kelp Plant, Lobelia, Marigold, Passion Flower, Sage, Slippery Elm, St. Johnís wort and Yohimbe.3
References1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
1 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
2 Pinto, J.T. & Rivlin, R.S. : Drugs that promote renal excretion of riboflavin. Drug Nutrient Interactions, 1987, 5: 143-151.
2 Tinguely D, Jonzier M, Schopf J, et al: Determination of compliance with riboflavin in an antidepressive therapy, Arneimittelforschung, 1985, 35 (2):536-8.
3 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996:21,45,63,282.
3 Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998.
3 Demott K. St. Johnís wort tied to serotonin syndrome. Clinical Psychiatry News 1998;26:28.
3 Gordon JB. SSRIs and St. Johnís wort: possible toxicity? Am Fam Physician 1998;57:950.
3 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
3 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
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