Arginine may lower blood pressure. Caution is advised in patients taking herbs or supplements that lower blood pressure.
Arginine may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with herbs and supplements that are believed to increase the risk of bleeding. Multiple cases of bleeding have been reported with the use of Ginkgo biloba, and fewer cases with garlic and saw palmetto. Numerous other agents may theoretically increase the risk of bleeding, although this has not been proven in most cases.
Arginine may change blood sugar levels. Caution is advised when using herbs or supplements that may also change blood sugar. Blood glucose levels may require monitoring, and doses may need adjustment.
Arginine may also interact with agents that increase potassium levels, antacids, antibacterials, anticancer agents, anti-inflammatories, antimalarials, antiobesity agents, antioxidants, antiseizure agents, athletic performance enhancers, branched-chain amino acids, cardiac glycosides, cholesterol- and triglyceride-lowering herbs and supplements, citrulline, conjugated linoleic acid, cream, creatine, dietary cholesterol, diuretics, ginkgo, green tea extract, immunosuppressants, iron, L-citrulline, lysine, magnesium, N-acetyl cysteine, omega-3 fatty acids, ornithine, pine bark extract, piplartine, Pycnogenol®, salt, sodium, vitamin C, vitamin E, vulnerary agents, watermelon, yohimbine, or xylitol.
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