- March 9, 2014 at 8:29 pm #116635
If nobody tells you,how do you know what to look for when taking a new supplement or food?
Many of us will only give advice from experience, and even then it does not mean that what is recommended for you to try is SAFE FOR YOU.
There are risks to taking antifungals, some of them can cause a great deal of stress and adverse reaction. The same with new foods,vitamins, and probiotics.
For example, those on medications should be researching every new thing they ingest to see if they are contraindicated. Even grapefruit can be devastating with some prescriptions.
Some people with bleeding issues should be aware that many of the most-recommended supplements can cause excessive bleeding. Pretty serious with an ulcer, or other medical condition. These are some examples:
Some antifungals (like garlic,oregano,cayenne,cinnamon,clove,turmeric,peppermint,ginger,ect )
Medicinal herbs including red clover,chamomile,anise,fenugreek,licorice, parsley,and foods like flax, berries,grapes,citrus,honey,cider,vinegar,onions,celery seed, olive oil ect
Omega 3 fatty acids like flax, fish, fish oils
Devils Claw and Vitamin E are a guaranteed bleeding risk.
This list is by no means exhaustive.
Please research every medication and supplement you ingest.
Dont assume because they are “natural” or many people have taken it that there are no risks.
I was inspired to post this due to wanting to take ibuprofen (thins the blood) for pain and knowing that i could not with all the antifungals in my body at the time.March 16, 2014 at 3:43 pm #116939
Not that im a fan of the FDA (after all, splenda is antbait )but this was a short/sweet article that reminds us what some known contraindications are:
I wanted grapefruit this morning, but wanted to make sure I could have it with advil.
This article showed me that stuff like licorice and chocolate can affect meds too.
One site even said grapefruit can increase the affects of caffeine, which I had never heard of!
Heres a grapefruit list:
Some of the medicines that should NOT be taken with grapefruit juice are:
Antianxiety medicines such as alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), and oxazepam
Antidepressants such as amitriptyline, bupropion (Wellbutrin), doxepin, duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox CR), imipramine (Tofranil), nefazodone, nortriptyline (Pamelor), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), trazodone, and venlafaxine (Effexor)
[h]Antifungal medicines such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), and ketoconazole (Nizoral)[/h]
Anti-HIV medicines such as delavirdine (Rescriptor), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), nevirapine (Viramune), ritonavir (Norvir), saquinavir (Invirase), and stavudine (Zerit)
Antiseizure medicines such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin), and primidone (Mysoline)
Birth control pills, rings, patches, and implants and hormones such as conjugated estrogens (Premarin), estradiol (Estrace), medroxyprogesterone (Provera), and norethindrone (Aygestin, Camila, Jolivette, Micronor)
Calcium channel blockers such as diltiazem (Cardizem, Tiazac), felodipine, isradipine (DynaCirc CR), nicardipine (Cardene), nifedipine (Adalat CC, Procardia), and verapamil (Calan, Covera-HS, Isoptin SR, Verelan)
Cholesterol-lowering medicines (statins) such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), lovastatin (Mevacor), and simvastatin (Zocor)
Dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM)
Erythromycin (EES, E-mycin, PCE)
Immunosuppressants such as azathioprine (Imuran), cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral), mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept), sirolimus (Rapamune), and tacrolimus (Prograf, Protopic)
Medicines to block stomach acid such as esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec), and pantoprazole (Protonix)
Medicines to treat erectile dysfunction such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra)
Methylprednisolone (Depoject, Medrol)
[h]Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) such as diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam), ibuprofen (Motrin, Motrin IB, Advil),[/h] indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen, ketorolac (Toradol), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Naprosyn, Anaprox, Aleve, Naprelan), oxaprozin (Daypro), piroxicam (Feldene), and sulindac (Clinoril)
WineMarch 18, 2014 at 2:55 pm #117036
Huge fan of using echinacea in my treatment (gentle antifungal, immune-booster, gentle lymph cleanser)
…but im also a huge fan of coffee and green tea. With this said, know that: Caffeine interacts with ECHINACEA
The body breaks down caffeine to get rid of it. Echinacea might decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine. Taking echinacea along with caffeine might cause too much caffeine in the bloodstream and increase the risk of side effects. Common side effects include jitteriness, headache, and fast heartbeat.
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