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Tenex

Drug Name: Tenex

Drug ID: 282

Nutritional Considerations

  • Avoid or limit alcohol.

    1. Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
    2. Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
  • A diet low in sodium and calories may be beneficial.

    1. Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999

Herbal Considerations

  • Long-term use of Licorice is known to cause hypertension and water retention, and it may, therefore, interfere with antihypertensive therapies, such as tenex.

    1. Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
    2. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al, eds. The Complete Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Boston, MA: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 161-62.
    3. Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998
  • These herbs may have diuretic properties which could intensify the effects of Tenex: Alfalfa, Angelica, Astragalus, Basil, Bean Pod, Buckthorn, Burdock, Butcher’s Broom, Buchu, Celery, Cleavers, Cornflower, Dandelion, Elecampane, Elder, Goat's Rue, Hempnettle, Horsetail, Indian-Hemp, Juniper, Marigold, Meadowsweet, Parsley, Rauwolfia, Sarsaparilla, Sweet clover, Turmeric, and Vervain

    1. PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
    2. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al, eds. The Complete Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Boston, MA: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 161-62.

NDC Codes

00031890163, 00031890170, 00031890363, 19458065001, 49035000601, 52985018601, 54868080100