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Im currently taking lovan an antidepressant can i take

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Im currently taking lovan an antidepressant can i take rikkunshito while taking the anti depressants?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

This is Dr. David

Rikkunshito is a popular Japanese traditional medicine that is prescribed in Japan to treat various gastrointestinal tract disorders

interactions between traditional herbal medications with conventional medications like Lovan are not well studied.

most likely there will be no interaction

but you should ask your doctor and get your doctor's ok

can you call up your doctor who prescribes you Lovan?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not at the moment as he is fully booked until thursday. Its a supplement that is to increase appetite ect im using it in conjunction with a gym routine i just wasjt sure if there would be any interference between the two?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

no one really knows for sure

these drugs are not well studied together

most likely there is no interaction.

but you should at least let your doctor know on Thursday you are taking it.

most likely it should be fine.

let me know if you have other questions.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok ill start to take it if anything changes in my body wise ill stop, just thought id be safe n check even though it is only a herbal supplement its ingredients only say it has 2000mg rikkunshito.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

do let your doctor know you are taking it at next meeting

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