Wallflower

Are there any interactions with medications?



Calcium supplements
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Wallflower can stimulate the heartbeat. Calcium might also affect the heart. Taking wallflower along with calcium might cause the heart to be too stimulated. Do not take wallflower along with calcium supplements.



Digoxin (Lanoxin)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Digoxin (Lanoxin) helps the heart beat more strongly. Wallflower also seems to affect the heart. Taking wallflower along with digoxin can increase the effects of digoxin and increase the risk of side effects. Do not take wallflower if you are taking digoxin (Lanoxin) without talking to your healthcare professional.



Medications for inflammation (Corticosteroids)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
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Wallflower might affect the heart. Some medications for inflammation can decrease potassium in the body. Low potassium levels can also affect the heart and increase the risk of side effects from wallflower.

Some medications for inflammation include dexamethasone (Decadron), hydrocortisone (Cortef), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisone (Deltasone), and others.



Quinidine
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Wallflower can affect the heart. Quinidine can also affect the heart. Taking quinidine along with wallflower might cause serious heart problems.



Quinine
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
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Wallflower can affect the heart. Quinine can also affect the heart. Taking quinine along with wallflower might cause serious heart problems.



Stimulant laxatives
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
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Wallflower can affect the heart. The heart uses potassium. Laxatives called stimulant laxatives can decrease potassium levels in the body. Low potassium levels can increase the chance of side effects from wallflower.

Some stimulant laxatives include bisacodyl (Correctol, Dulcolax), cascara, castor oil (Purge), senna (Senokot), and others.



Water pills (Diuretic drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Wallflower might affect the heart. "Water pills" can decrease potassium in the body. Low potassium levels can also affect the heart and increase the risk of side effects from wallflower.

Some "water pills" that can deplete potassium include chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Thalitone), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Microzide), and others.

Dosing considerations for Wallflower.

The appropriate dose of wallflower depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for wallflower. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.


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