Possible Interactions with: Horsetail

Interactions

The diuretic effects of horsetail may enhance the toxic effects of certain medications, such as digoxin (used to treat congestive heart failure), phenytoin (for seizures), anticoagulants, and others. For this reason, people taking prescription medications should not take horsetail without first consulting a health care provider.

Drug Interactions

Digoxin

Alternative Names

Equisetum arvense; Horsetail; Scouring Rush; Shave Grass

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 01/17/2007
  • Ernest B. Hawkins, MS, BSPharm, RPh, Health Education Resources; and Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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