Vitex Drug Interactions

Vitex Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when vitex is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Antipsychotic Medications
Because vitex may stimulate dopamine receptors, the herb may interfere with the effectiveness of antipsychotic medications. Do not combine vitex with an antipsychotic medication without your healthcare provider's approval and supervision.
Dopamine-Like Medications
Combining vitex with dopamine-like medications may increase the risk of side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before combining vitex with such medications.
Hormonal Contraceptives
Because vitex can affect hormones, theoretically it may interfere with hormonal birth control methods. If you take vitex, do not rely on a hormonal birth control method.
Vitex may decrease the effectiveness of metoclopramide for some uses. Check with your healthcare provider before taking vitex with metoclopramide.

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all drug interactions with vitex were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific drug interactions that may apply to you.

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