Active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) may lower blood sugar levels. Caution is advised when using medications that may also lower blood sugar levels. Patients taking insulin or drugs for diabetes by mouth should be monitored closely by qualified healthcare professionals, including pharmacists. Medication adjustments may be necessary.
AHCC may interfere with the way the body processes certain agents using the liver's cytochrome P450 enzyme system. As a result, the levels of these agents may be changed in the blood and may cause different effects or potentially serious adverse reactions. People using any medications should check the package insert and speak with a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist, about possible interactions.
AHCC may affect the risk of bleeding when taken with agents that increase the risk of bleeding. Some examples include aspirin, anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin (Coumadin®) or heparin, antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel (Plavix®), and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®) or naproxen (Naprosyn®, Aleve®).
Other possible interactions include antianxiety agents, antibiotics, anticancer herbs and supplements, antifungals, anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, antiprotozoals, antivirals, Bifidobacterium longum, dermatologic agents, gastrointestinal agents, genistein combined polysaccharide (GCP), hepatotoxins, herbs and supplements that lower cholesterol, herbs and supplements that suppress the immune system, Nucleoforce®, respiratory agents, weight loss agents.
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