Pokeweed may lower blood pressure and thus increase the action of antihypertensive herbs and supplements. Patients taking blood pressure lowering herbs should consult with a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist.
Pokeweed root may have anti-inflammatory effects, and therefore may interact additively with anti-inflammatory drugs.
Pokeweed may have antiviral effects, and therefore may interact with antiviral medications.
Pokeweed may cause Mobitz type I heart block, and may therefore interact with cardiac glycosides, such as digoxin or digitoxin.
Theoretically, pokeweed may have diuretic activity, and may interact additively with other diuretics. Caution is advised.
Phytolaccosides from Phytolacca americana may increase the intestinal absorption of hydrophilic drugs, or heparin, having difficulty crossing the intestinal epithelium. Consult with a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist, for a full list of interactions.
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