CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR RECEIVING AYAHUASCA

Take this information seriously.


A decoction of "perfume liana" (Banisteriopsis caapi) and chacruna (Psychotria viridis) is absolutely safe for a healthy body. But in combination with narcotic and psychoactive substances, as well as some medications, Ayahuasca can cause serious harm to health, up to and including death. Therefore, please review this information carefully!


Stop taking these substances, 7 days and preferably 14 days, before your ceremony:


  • SSRIs - selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (eg, paxil, fevarin, zoloft);

  • MAOIs - monoamine oxidase inhibitors (for example, azilect, yumex, rasagiline);

  • psychoactive substances, primarily MDMA (ecstasy), ephedrine, amphetamine;

  • alcohol;

  • foods containing tyramine (for example, spicy and aged cheeses, kefir, long-shelf sausages, oysters, sauerkraut, mushrooms, red wine).


For a complete list of foods containing tyramine, see the link.

LIST OF DRUGS AND SUBSTANCES WHAT TO AVOID

BEFORE and immediately AFTER taking ayahuasca:


drugs that have anorexigenic effect, that is, suppressing appetite (for example, dexfenfluramine, chlorfenterfin hydrochloride, mazindol);

barbiturates and any other drugs that depress the central nervous system (for example, pentobarbital, talbutal, aprobarbital);

corticosteroids and other medications prescribed for asthma and bronchitis (eg, dexamethasone, medrol, betaspan);

beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, and other drugs to lower blood pressure (eg, nebilet, concor, lisinopril);

antihistamines, that is, antiallergic drugs (for example, mebhydrolin, suprastin, diphenhydramine);

cough medicines containing dextromethorphan (DXM);

tranquilizers, moreover, both anxiolytics (for example, lorazepam, hydroxyzine, aminophenylbutyric acid) and antipsychotics (for example, betamax, xanax, haloperidol); vasodilators, i.e. vasodilators (eg, bosentan, nicotinic acid, magnesium sulfate).


AYAHUASCA AFFECTS THE HEART VASCULAR SYSTEM

It can significantly increase diastolic ("lower") blood pressure






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