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I take Sotalol 2 x a day for atrial fib. and a pacemaker.

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I take Sotalol 2 x a day for atrial fib. and a pacemaker.
Can I take Hawthorn berries?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 7 years ago.

There is a possible interaction between Hawthorn and any antiarrhythmic medication such as sotalol.

Since herbal medications are not well studied, the interactions are not well defined.
I would not recommend taking the Hawthorn unless you discuss it with your cardiologist due to the potential for interaction.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank you. Is eating candied ginger and taking ginger tea ok?
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 7 years ago.
Here is more information for you about Hawthorn and its precautions:

Unfortunately, there is the potential for sotalol to interact with ginger as well.
Here is the link for ginger:

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