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Scullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)



Interactions

Scullcap/Drug Interactions:
  • Antidepressant agentsAntidepressant agents: Based on an in vitro study, Scutellaria lateriflora may inhibit the 5-HT(7) receptor, an action that seems to have antidepressant effects (1).
  • Antispasmodic agentsAntispasmodic agents: Scullcap may have antispasmodic effects.
  • Hepatotoxic agentsHepatotoxic agents: Scullcap may cause liver damage (3).
  • Anxiolytic agentsAnxiolytic agents: Based on a double-blind, placebo controlled study of healthy subjects, Scutellaria lateriflora may have anxiolytic effects (2).
  • SedativesSedatives: Based on traditional use, scullcap may have sedative effects.

Scullcap/Herb/Supplement Interactions:
  • Antidepressant agents, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)Antidepressant agents, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs): Based on an in vitro study, Scutellaria lateriflora may inhibit the 5-HT(7) receptor, an action that seems to have antidepressant effects (1).
  • Antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)Antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs): Based on an in vitro study, Scutellaria lateriflora may inhibit the 5-HT(7) receptor, an action that seems to have antidepressant effects (1).
  • AntispasmodicsAntispasmodics: Scullcap may have antispasmodic effects.
  • AnxiolyticsAnxiolytics: Based on a double-blind placebo controlled study of healthy subjects, Scutellaria lateriflora may have anxiolytic effects (2).
  • Hepatotoxic herbsHepatotoxic herbs: Scullcap may cause liver damage (3).
  • SedativesSedatives: Based on traditional use, scullcap may have sedative effects.

Scullcap/Food Interactions:
  • Insufficient available evidence.

Scullcap/Lab Interactions:
  • Liver panelLiver panel: Scullcap may cause liver damage (3).

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