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Question: I am on High Blood pressuremedicine(diovan hct)!.is it safe for me to drink chamomile tea everyday!?
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Chamomile is an extremely mild and gentle relaxant herb!. The only negative reaction I am aware of with it is that some people who are allergic to ragweed, goldenrod (Solidago), asters, chrysanthemums are also allergic to chamomile!.

This is taken from www!.hbcprotocols!.com/sleep/chamomile!.htm!.!.!.

Prescription Drugs

Chamomile contains chemicals that may increase the time blood needs to clot!. When it is taken with antiplatelet or anticoagulant drugs, the effect of the antiplatelet or anticoagulant may be increased, resulting in uncontrolled bleeding!.


Antiplatelet drugs include Plavix and Ticlid
Anticoagulants include heparin and warfarin

When chamomile is used with prescription drugs that promote sleepiness, the effects of the prescription drug may be exaggerated, resulting in sedation or mental impairment!. Prescription drugs that can cause sleepiness include:

Anticonvulsants such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), and valproic acid (Depakote)
Barbiturates such as phenobarbital
Benzodiazepines such as alprazolam (Xanax) and diazepam (Valium)
Drugs for insomnia such as zaleplon (Sonata) and zolpidem (Ambien)
Tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil), amoxapine, doxepin and nortriptyline

Chamomile is broken down by certain enzymes in the liver, therefore it may interfere with the use of prescription drugs that are processed by the same enzymes!. These drugs may include:

Allergy drugs such as fexofenadine (Seldane)
Antifungal drugs such as itraconazole (Sporanox) and ketoconazole (Nizoral)
Cancer drugs such as etoposide (VePesid), paclitaxel (Onxol, Taxol), vinblastine, or vincristine
Drugs for high cholesterol such as lovastatin (Mevacor)
Oral contraceptives

Non-prescription Drugs

Chamomile can affect the ability of blood to clot after!. Aspirin can also delay clotting, so chamomile should not be taken at the same time as aspirin!.

The sleep-producing effects of over-the-counter products containing diphenhydramine can be enhanced by taking chamomile concurrently!. Diphenhydramine is contained in many over-the-counter sleep aids as well as in some cough and cold products, therefore caution should be used when taking these medications with chamomile because excessive drowsiness may result!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

Your best (and safest) bet would be to ask a pharmacist if there are any interactions listed between the drugs and supplements you're taking!. Doctors and pharmacists both have access to a database of drug and supplement interactions and they can tell you quickly if you can safely take them together or not!.!.!.!. anyone here will just have a best guess from searching on the internet (which isn't always accurate, as we all know) ;-) Good luck!
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Hi all i know is that some tea doesn't work well with vitamins it actually bugger up the vitamin so i recommend that see your Doctor/pharmacistWww@Answer-Health@Com





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