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How does gurana interact with medications?

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If you take any medications regularly, talk to your doctor before you start using guarana supplements. They could interact with medicines like some antidepressants, lithium, sedatives, and blood thinners. Don’t use guarana along with other stimulants, whether they’re medications, supplements, or street drugs. To avoid excessive caffeine intake, be careful when taking guarana along with other foods and supplements that contain caffeine, such as coffee and sodas.

From: Guarana WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: “About Herbs: Guarana.” Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: “Guarana.” Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Guarana.” Duke, J. CRC Press, 1985. Cannon, M. 2001.
CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, The Medical Journal of Australia,



Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 11, 2017

SOURCES:  Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: “About Herbs: Guarana.” Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: “Guarana.” Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Guarana.” Duke, J. CRC Press, 1985. Cannon, M. 2001.
CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, The Medical Journal of Australia,



Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 11, 2017

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