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side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• May take with food1
• Drink plents of fluids unless otherwise directed2
• May cause nausea/vomiting or diarrhea3
• It may be advisable to avoid St. John's Wort and Zovirax due to know interactions between other antiviral medications and the herb.4
• Cat's claw, cloves, cardamom seed, mountain laurel, oak bark, sage leaf and Scarlet Pimpernel all may have antiviral properties and they may increase the effects of zovirax.5
References1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
3 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
3 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
4 Piscitelli SC, Burstein AH, Chaitt D, et al. Indinavir concentrations and St. John's wort. Lancet 2000;355(9203):547-548
5 Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998.
5 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
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