Principal Proposed Uses
What is Maté Used for Today?
Interactions You Should Know About
- MAO inhibitors : The caffeine in maté could cause dangerous drug interactions.
- Stimulant drugs such as Ritalin: The stimulant effects of maté might be amplified.
- Drugs to prevent heart arrhythmias or treat insomnia , heartburn , ulcers , or anxiety : The caffeine in maté might interfere with their action.
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- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 07/2012 -
- Update Date: 07/25/2012 -