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Butcher's broom (Ruscus aculeatus)



Interactions

Butcher's broom/Drug Interactions:
  • Alpha-blockersAlpha-blockers: According to secondary sources, butcher's broom may interfere with the efficacy of alpha-blockers, possibly due to its vasoconstrictive properties and its direct effects on alpha-adrenergic receptors.
  • Antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)Antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs): According to secondary sources, butcher's broom has been shown to contain tyramine. Therefore, butcher's broom and antidepressants such as monoamine reuptake inhibitors (MAOIs) may have additive effects and may lead to hypertensive crisis, although his information remains inconclusive.
  • AntihypertensivesAntihypertensives: Butcher's broom has shown vasoconstrictive properties in human studies (1; 2; 3; 4; 13; 14) and may elevate blood pressure. According to secondary sources, when combined with alpha-adrenergic antagonist drugs, such as prazosin and terazosin, the tyramine found in butcher's broom could precipitate a hypertensive crisis, although clinical trials directly addressing this issue are lacking.
  • DiureticsDiuretics: According to secondary sources, butcher's broom may induce diuresis.
  • Lithium:Lithium: According to secondary sources, butcher's broom has been shown to contain tyramine. Therefore, butcher's broom and antidepressants such as lithium bicarbonate may have additive effects and may lead to hypertensive crisis, although his information remains inconclusive.

Butcher's broom/Herb/Supplement Interactions:
  • Antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)Antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs): According to secondary sources, butcher's broom has been shown to contain tyramine. Therefore, butcher's broom and antidepressants such as monoamine reuptake inhibitors (MAOIs) may have additive effects and may lead to hypertensive crisis, although his information remains inconclusive.
  • DiureticsDiuretics: According to secondary sources, butcher's broom may induce diuresis.
  • HypotensivesHypotensives: Butcher's broom has shown vasoconstrictive properties in human studies (1; 2; 3; 4; 13; 14) and may elevate blood pressure. According to secondary sources, when combined with alpha-adrenergic antagonist drugs, such as prazosin and terazosin, the tyramine found in butcher's broom could precipitate a hypertensive crisis, although clinical trials directly addressing this issue are lacking.

Butcher's broom/Food Interactions:
  • Insufficient available evidence.

Butcher's broom/Lab Interactions:
  • Blood pressureBlood pressure: Butcher's broom has shown vasoconstrictive properties in human studies (1; 2; 3; 4; 13; 14) and may elevate blood pressure. According to secondary sources, when combined with alpha-adrenergic antagonist drugs, such as prazosin and terazosin, the tyramine found in butcher's broom could precipitate a hypertensive crisis, although no clinical trials have directly addressed this issue.
  • Serum electrolytesSerum electrolytes: According to secondary sources, butcher's broom may induce diuresis. Thus, butcher's broom may interfere with accurate serum electrolyte measurements or deplete levels.

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