Bugleweed may lower blood sugar levels. Caution is advised when using medications that may change blood sugar levels. Patients taking drugs for diabetes by mouth or insulin should be monitored closely by a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist. Medication adjustments may be necessary.
Bugleweed may increase the amount of drowsiness caused by some drugs. Examples include benzodiazepines such as lorazepam (Ativan®) or diazepam (Valium®), barbiturates such as phenobarbital, narcotics such as codeine, some antidepressants, sedatives, and alcohol. Caution is advised while driving or operating machinery.
Bugleweed may raise or lower blood pressure. Caution is advised in patients taking drugs, herbs, or supplements that also affect blood pressure. Bugleweed may also interact with hormonal agents, including gonadotropic hormones and thyroid hormones.
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