People take hordenine by mouth for obesity and improving athletic performance, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Athletic performance.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
High blood pressure: Hordenine is similar to stimulants found in bitter orange. In theory, taking hordenine might make high blood pressure worse.
Kidney stones: Taking hordenine might increase the risk for kidney stones.
Surgery: Hordenine might interfere with surgery by increasing blood pressure and heart rate. Stop taking hordenine at least 2 weeks before surgery.
Medications for depression (MAOIs) interacts with HORDENINE
Hordenine might stimulate the body. Some medications used for depression can increase chemicals that also have stimulant effects. Taking hordenine with these medications used for depression might cause serious side effects including fast heartbeat, high blood pressure, seizures, nervousness, and others.
Some of these medications used for depression include isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), and tranylcypromine (Parnate).
Stimulant drugs interacts with HORDENINE
Stimulant drugs speed up the nervous system. By speeding up the nervous system, stimulant medications can make you feel jittery and speed up your heartbeat. Hordenine might also speed up the nervous system. In theory, taking hordenine along with stimulant drugs might cause serious problems including increased heart rate and high blood pressure. Avoid taking stimulant drugs along with hordenine.
Some stimulant drugs include amphetamine, caffeine, methylphenidate, pseudoephedrine, and many others.
Be cautious with this combination
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