Although not well studied in humans, honey may interact with carbamazepine. Patients taking anticonvulsants should use honey with caution.
Nigerian Citrus sinensis Osbeck honey reduces peak blood alcohol (ethanol) levels. Interactions with alcohol are possible, and patients should consult with a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist.
Although honey has been investigated in the treatment of diabetes and lowering plasma glucose, honey is composed of sugars (mainly fructose and glucose). Based on its composition, honey may increase blood sugar when taken orally, and caution is advised in patients taking antidiabetic agents.
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