| Quetiapine, Seroquel
Quetiapine is an atypical antipsychotic neuroleptic
Quetiapine is approved to treat schizophrenia and acute mania in bipolar disorder. It is also used off-label to treat other disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, alcoholism, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, hallucinations in Parkinson's disease patients using ropinirole, and as a sedative for those with sleep disorders.
Kava may block dopamine worsening movement disorder side effects, may cause excess sedation.
Phenylalanine may worssen the side effect of tardive dyskinesia associated with antipsychotic medications.
St JohnÕs Wort
St JohnÕs Wort accelerates breakdown of olanzapine (Zyprexa) and clozapine (Clozaril).
St JohnÕs Wort and Dong quai
St JohnÕs Wort and Dong quai can cause sensitivity to sun, adding to the side effects of antipsychotic agents.
Sedative herbs: Kava, Passionflower, Hops, Ashwagandha, Calendula, Catnip, LadyÕs Slipper, Lemon Balm, Sassafras, Skullcap, and Yerba mansa.
Sedative herbs may cause excess sedation when used with antipsychotic agents.
Phenothiazines may increase yohimbe toxicity.
Phenothiazines inhibit enzymes containing CoQ10.
Ginkgo may help reduce side effects and increase efficacy of antipsychotic medications.
Milk Thistle may protect the liver against toxicity caused by phenothiazide drugs.
Vitamin E may help treat and prevent tardive dyskenisia (a side effect of phenothiazide drugs).
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