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Does passionflower affect medications?

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Passionflower may interact with certain medications. For example, it may increase the effects of pentobarbital and benzodiazepine drugs, which are used to treat anxiety and insomnia. Passionflower may also affect:

  • Sleep aids
  • Anticoagulant drugs

From: Passionflower WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Purple Passionflower."

Georgetown University Medical Center: "Passionflower."

National Academies Press: "Nutritional Supplements for Inducing Relaxation."

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Passionflower."

Akhondzadeh, S. , October 2001. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

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Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Passionflower."

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Passionflower."

National Center for Biotechnology Information: "Passionflower in the treatment of opiates withdrawal: a double-blind randomized controlled trial."

Cleveland Clinic: Passion Flower

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Purple Passionflower."

Georgetown University Medical Center: "Passionflower."

National Academies Press: "Nutritional Supplements for Inducing Relaxation."

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Passionflower."

Akhondzadeh, S. , October 2001. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Movafegh, A. , June 2008. Anesthesia and Analgesia

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Passionflower."

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Passionflower."

National Center for Biotechnology Information: "Passionflower in the treatment of opiates withdrawal: a double-blind randomized controlled trial."

Cleveland Clinic: Passion Flower

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019

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