Elderberry can increase the immune system. Taking elderberry along with some medications that decrease the immune system might decrease the effectiveness of medications that decrease the immune system.
Some medications that decrease the immune system include azathioprine ( Imuran ), basiliximab ( Simulect ), cyclosporine ( Neoral , Sandimmune ), daclizumab ( Zenapax ), muromonab-CD3 (OKT3, Orthoclone OKT3), mycophenolate ( CellCept ), tacrolimus (FK506, Prograf ), sirolimus ( Rapamune ), prednisone ( Deltasone , Orasone), corticosteroids (glucocorticoids), and others.
While many youth are resilient and capable of differentiating between a TV drama and real life, engaging in thoughtful conversations with them about the show is vital. Doing so presents an opportunity to help them process the issues addressed, consider the consequences of certain choices, and reinforce the message that suicide is not a solution to problems and that help is available. This is particularly important for adolescents who are isolated, struggling, or vulnerable to suggestive images and storylines. Research shows that exposure to another person’s suicide, or to graphic or sensationalized accounts of death, can be one of the many risk factors that youth struggling with mental health conditions cite as a reason they contemplate or attempt suicide.