herbs and supplements that can interact with prescription drugs

There's a growing list of herbs and supplements that can interact with prescription drugs.

Melatonin REDUCES the efficacy of Procardia XL (nifedipine)... and possibly other antihypertensives as well. Check BP if patients with hypertension take melatonin.

On the other hand, melatonin's effects might be INCREASED in patients taking Luvox (fluvoxamine). Advise patients on Luvox that melatonin might cause excessive drowsiness or headache.

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