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Can herbs Berberine be taken while on Multaq?

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Dr. Albana Sejdini

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Posted on Mon, 13 Mar 2017 in Ayurveda
Question: is there an interaction between multaq with the herbs berberine, gynostemma and quercetin in other words can I take theses herbs if I'm taking multiq
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 1 hour later
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Hi my dear,

I understand your concern.

Multaq (dronedarone) is an anti-arrhythmic agent. I believe you are having atrial fibrillation since doctor prescribed multaq to you.
Usually, when having arrhythmia issues, patients are also prescribed an anti-clotting agent. If you are using any of them, then, gynostemma should not be used.

Berberine can be used in heart failure but have an undesirable side effect : increased heart beats, which is not good in your case.

Quercetin is found in many plants; it belongs to flavonoids group and so far no interaction has been shown between quercetin and multaq.

Hope this answers to your primary question.
Dr.Albana

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Follow up: Dr. Albana Sejdini 11 minutes later
Thank you very much, you've helped me immensely with your help.
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 17 minutes later
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You're most welcome...

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Hi back my dear,

I am happy I've been of help.

If no more questions for now, please close this discussion and don't forget to rate my answer if satisfied.

All the best.
Dr.Albana
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