Ephedra (Ma Huang)

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What herbs may interact with the drugs I have to take?

Ephedra (Ma Huang)

The warnings are true: Deaths from use of Ephedra have
been reported.

Ephedra contains a naturally occuring amphetamine-like substance called ephedrine.

Never use Ephedra (Ma Huang) while taking other prescription medications and never use unless
checking with your doctor first.

Never give Ephedra to children under the age of 18.
Do not use Ephedra if you are breast feeding, pregnant,
taking antidepressants, MAO inhibitors, have a
history of high blood pressure, strokes, glaucoma, hyperthyroidism, insomnia, anxiety attacks, diabetes, or heart disease, and never take when using theophyllline or MAO-inhibiting antidepressants.

   

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