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Antipsicóticos Atípicos

Los medicamentos olanzapina (Zyprexa) y clozapina (Clozaril) se usan para tratar la esquizofrenia y otras formas de psicosis.

Posible Interacción Dañina

La hierba de San Juan podría reducir los niveles de estos medicamentos en la sangre.1 Esto podría causar un incremento en la gravedad de los síntomas psicóticos.

Quizá aún más peligrosamente, si los niveles de medicación son ajustados para un individuo que ya tome la hierba de San Juan, suspender la hierba podría causar que esos niveles se eleven, potencialmente causando síntomas tóxicos.

Posible Interacción Útil

La evidencia preliminar sugiere que el ginkgo podría reducir los efectos secundarios e incrementar la eficacia de varios medicamentos antipsicóticos, incluyendo medicinas antipsicóticas atípicas.2

References[ + ]

1. De Smet PA and Touw DJ. Safety of St. John's wort. Lancet 355(9203): 575 - 576, 2000.

2. Liu P, Luo HC, Shen YC, et al. Combined use of Ginkgo biloba extracts on the efficacy and adverse reactions of various antipsychotics [translated from Chinese]. Chin J Clin Pharmacol. 1997;13:193 - 198.

Ultima revisión agosto 2013 por EBSCO CAM Review Board
Last Updated: 8/22/2013

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