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Passion Flower

Brand Name: apricot vine, corona de cristo, Fleischfarbige, fleur de la passion, flor de passion, maypop, Passiflora incarnata, passion vine, purple passion flower, water lemon, wild passion flower

Generic Name: Passion Flower

Drug Class: Neurology and Psychiatry, Herbals

What Is Passion Flower and How Does It Work?

Passion Flower suggested uses include: attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cardiac rhythm abnormalities, generalized anxiety disorder, gastrointestinal (GI) upset, hemorrhoids (topical), insomnia, nervousness/excitability, neuralgias, opiate withdrawal symptoms, pain.

Passion Flower is possibly effective for nervous restlessness, anxiety, and for opiate withdrawal when used in combination with clonidine.

Passion Flower is available under the following different brand and other names: apricot vine, corona de cristo, Fleischfarbige, fleur de la passion, flor de passion, maypop, Passiflora incarnata, passion vine, purple passion flower, water lemon, and wild passion flower.

Dosages of Passion Flower

Suggested Dosing

General Dosing Guidelines

Dried

  • 0.25-2 g orally three times daily

Tea

  • 1 cup orally two to three times daily and 30 min before bedtime; 0.25-2 g/150 ml water

Liquid Extract

  • 0.5-1 ml orally three times daily; 1:1 in 25% alcohol

Tincture

  • 0.5-2 ml orally three times daily; 1:8 in 45% alcohol

Anxiety Disorder

  • Liquid extract: 45 gtt (drops) orally daily

Opiate Withdrawal

  • Liquid extract: 60 gtt (drops) orally daily

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

  • See "Suggested Dosing"

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Passion Flower?

Common side effects of passion_flower include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and other serious side effects may occur. Call your doctor for information and medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What Other Drugs Interact with Passion Flower?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Passion Flower has no known severe or serious interactions other drugs.

Passion Flower has moderate interactions with at least 27 different drugs.

Passion Flower has no known mild interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Passion Flower?

Warnings

This medication contains passion flower. Do not take apricot vine, corona de cristo, Fleischfarbige, fleur de la passion, flor de passion, maypop, Passiflora incarnata, passion vine, purple passion flower, water lemon, and wild passion flower if you are allergic to passion flower or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • None reported

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • None

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Passion Flower?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Passion Flower?"

Cautions

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Passion flower is considered unsafe for use during pregnancy.
  • Avoid use of passion flower while breastfeeding.

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References

Medscape. Passion Flower.
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/apricot-vine-corona-de-cristo-passion-flower-344546
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