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Can I take pharmaton while on high bp meds and antidepressants.

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Can I take pharmaton while on high bp meds and antidepressants. Thx
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
Hello from JustAnswer.There are certain blood pressure medicines and antidepressants that can interact with pharmaton.Which specific medicines are you taking?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Cymbalta 120. Zanidip 20. Ramipril 7.5. Amitriptyline(migraines) 10. Seraquel 25. Also a tummy tab nepramel 40. Thanks.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
The blood pressure medicines and antidepressants that you are taking are not the drugs with which there are serious interactions with the ginseng in the pharmaton. There is a potential minor interaction between ginseng and the amitriptyline and the duloxetine, in that the ginseng may have a minor effect on the metabolism of these drugs by the liver, causing a mild increase in potency of these drugs. This is usually not a serious interaction, but there is a chance that there may be more side effects from these drugs, such as drowsiness, dry mouth, or constipation. This level of interaction is not of a level that you should avoid taking the pharmaton, but it would be appropriate to watch for any side effects. If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks. I think I might stay away from it as a little part of me would b worried. And I already had a reaction with meds and just afraid that will happen again. Was so sick then. Thanks for your help.