Interaction Details

Clozapine is classified as belonging to the following category: Cytochrome P450 1A2 (Cyp1A2) Substrates

Theoretically, Baikal skullcap may increase levels of drugs metabolized by CYP1A2 enzymes.
In vitro evidence suggests that constituents of Baikal skullcap inhibit the activity of CYP1A2. This effect has not been reported in humans.

Interaction Rating


Likelihood of Occurrence


Interaction has been documented in animal or in lab research, or the interaction has been documented in humans but is limited to case reports or conflicting clinical research exists


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Baikal Skullcap Overview

Baikal Skullcap Baikal skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) is a perennial herb native to eastern Asia. It is a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae) and is named for its small, helmet-shaped flowers, which resemble medieval helmets. Baikal skullcap has a long history of use in traditional medicine for a variety of health conditions, including anxiety, insomnia, inflammation, and allergies. Baikal skullcap is also sometimes used to support immune system function and to help protect against certain types of infections. Most Baikal skullcap dietary supplements are standardized for their baicalein and/or baicalin content.
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Clozapine Overview

  • Clozapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions) in people who have not been helped by other medications or who have tried to kill themselves and are likely to try to kill or harm themselves again. Clozapine is in a class of medications called atypical antipsychotics. It works by changing the activity of certain natural substances in the brain.

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Baikal Skullcap - More Interactions

Baikal Skullcap interacts with 930 drugs

Interaction Rating Key

These severity listings are for informational use only. Never start, stop or otherwise change your therapy before speaking with your provider.

Major The combined use of these agents is strongly discouraged as serious side effects or other negative outcomes could occur.
Moderate Use cautiously under the care of a healthcare professional or avoid this combination. A significant interaction or negative outcome could occur.
Minor Be aware that there is a chance of an interaction. Watch for warning signs of a potential interaction.
Unknown No interactions have been reported or no interaction data is currently available.

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