Does it affect

cortisol

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Drugs that affect cortisol or the HPA axis
• SSRI antidepressants (Effexor, Prozac, Cymbalta, Zoloft, Lexapro,
etc.)
• Tricyclic antidepressants
• Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, etc.)
• GABA (Lyrica, Neurontin)
• Sleeping Aids (Ambien, Sonata, Lunesta, etc.)
• Steroids (hydrocortisone, prednisone, prednisolone,
methylprednisolone, fludrocortisone)
• Stimulants (Adderall, Provigil)
• Anticonvulsants (Dilantin)
• Systemic antifungal ketoconazole
• Many arthritis medications
• Asthma steroid nasal sprays
  (Albuterol is a short-acting beta-2 agonist and not a steroid)
• Fluticasone nasal (flonase)
• Most blood pressure medications
• Alpha and beta blockers
• Spironolactone
• Amiloride
• Migraine medications (Imitrex)
• Birth control pills
• Progesterone (if not balanced to estrogen)

Supplements that affect cortisol or the HPA axis
• DHEA
• Holy basil
• Rhodiola
• Ashwagandha
• Schizandra
• Ginsengs
• Eleuthero
• Astragalus
• St John's wort
• Cordyceps
• Theanine
• Magnolia root extract
• Phenibut
• Valerian
• Kava kava
• 5-HTP
• GABA
• Zinc
• Chromium
• Phosphatidylserine
• Melatonin
• Isocort
• Adrenal formulas of any kind
• Adrenal glandular
• Licorice root containing glycyrrhizic acid (not deglycyrrhized)
• Bee pollen and beeswax products
• Alcohol