... but can't find anything online, does the "no results found" on the drug interaction checker here on this site imply it should be fine?
I sometime in the past answered this question concerning the use of passion flower and celexa, another atidepressant like Wellbutrin. The following information is what I found and shared on the previous posting:
The pharmacological activity of Passiflora is attributed primarily to the alkaloids and falvonoids. The harmala alkaloids inhibit monoamine oxidase, which may account for part of their pharmacologic effects. Harmala alkaloids include harmine, harmaline, and harmalol. Different parts of the plant and different species have varying amounts of the active alkaloids. The official passion flower is considered to be P. incarnate, which is used for the drug.
What I want to point out is the harmala alkaloids inhibit monoamine oxidase. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) should not be taken with Celexa. An example of a MAOI is Parnate. If you check the interaction between Parnate and Celexa, it is not to be taken togther. Whether Passion Flower should be taken with Celexa, I can not say for sure, as I am not a pharmacist, but I would contact my pharmacist or doctor before continuing with this combination. Be sure the doctor or the pharmacist is aware that Passion Flower is a MAOI.
If you check Parnate, an MAOI like the harmala alkaloids in passion flower, with Wellbutrin you will find a serious interation and a recommednation to not take these two substances.
Hope this helps,
I don't have a response helpful to this question but For some of us whose brains aren't working very fast can you please let me know what passion fruit is used for? Its just for my own awareness I don't mean this question to be offensive in any way just would really like to know. Thank you
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