Eurycoma Longifolia - Zoloft (Sertraline) Interaction
Herbal: Eurycoma Longifolia
Also Known As: Akar Pasak Bumi, Ali's Umbrella, Ali's Walking Stick, Bedara Pahit, Canne d'Ali, Cay ba binh, Eurycoma, Eurycoma Longifolia Jack, Ian-don, Jelaih, Long Jack, Longjack, Malaysian Ginseng, Pasak Bumi, Payung Ali, Pokok Jelas, Pokok Syurga, Setunjang Bumi, Tho Nan, Tongkat Ali
Brand names: Zoloft
Medical Content Editor Dr. Brian Staiger, PharmD
Last updated Apr 16, 2023
There were no interactions found between Sertraline and Eurycoma Longifolia. This does not mean the potential for an interaction does not exist, however. There is often a lack of studies and data surrounding traditional medicine, especially concerning drug interactions, so it is important to always consult your provider before making any changes to your medication regimen.
Although there is no known interaction in this case, Eurycoma longifolia, most commonly known as Tongkat Ali, does have some potential interactions that are important to be aware of.
For example, it may interact with the following:
- CYTOCHROME P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) SUBSTRATES
- CYTOCHROME P450 2C19 (CYP2C19) SUBSTRATES
- CYTOCHROME P450 2A6 (CYP2A6) SUBSTRATES
Tongkat Ali has been reported to inhibit certain metabolizing enzymes in the liver (the ones mentioned above) and therefore, may increase the levels of substances metabolized by those enzymes. This could potentially affect the way these substances work or how long they stay in your system.
In regard to propranolol, some studies show that Tongkat Ali decreases how well propranolol is absorbed in the gut and could reduce its effects. It is not known if separating administration will prevent this interaction/
Lastly, testosterone, Tongkat Ali may theoretically further increase levels of testosterone, a hormone responsible for various functions in the body. You should be cautious combining the two.- Dr. Brian Staiger, PharmD
Eurycoma Longifolia Overview
Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). It is also used to relieve the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder, including mood swings, irritability, bloating, and breast tenderness. Sertraline is in a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by increasing the amounts of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.
Eurycoma Longifolia - More Interactions
Eurycoma Longifolia interacts with 245 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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