Butcher's Broom

Are there any interactions with medications?



Medications used for high blood pressure (Alpha-adrenergic antagonists)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Butcher's broom might speed up the nervous system, increase blood pressure, and make the heart beat fast. By increasing blood pressure, butcher's broom might decrease the effectiveness of some medications used for high blood pressure.

Some of these medications used for high blood pressure include doxazosin (Cardura), terazosin (Hytrin), and others.



Stimulant Medications (Alpha-adrenergic agonists)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Butcher's broom might speed up the nervous system, increase blood pressure, and make the heart beat fast. Stimulant medications can also speed up the nervous system, increase blood pressure, and make the heart beat fast. Taking butcher's broom with stimulant medications might cause too much stimulation. This might make the blood pressure go too high or the heart beat too fast.

Some of these stimulant medications include pseudoephedrine (Sudafed, others), ephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, and others.

Dosing considerations for Butcher's Broom.

The following dose has been studied in scientific research:

BY MOUTH:
  • For relieving symptoms of poor circulation (chronic venous insufficiency): 150 mg of butcher's broom root extract, combined with 150 mg of hesperidin and 100 mg of ascorbic acid twice daily.

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