Moringa may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with drugs 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®).
Moringa may lower blood sugar levels. Caution is advised when using medications that may also lower blood sugar. Patients taking insulin or drugs for diabetes by mouth should be monitored closely by a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist. Medication adjustments may be necessary.
Moringa may interfere with the way the body processes certain drugs using the liver's cytochrome P450 enzyme system. As a result, the levels of these drugs may be increased in the blood and may cause increased 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.
Moringa may also interact with acetaminophen, agents that affect blood pressure, agents that affect the heart, agents that affect the kidneys, agents that affect the immune system, agents that affect the nervous system, agents that affect the stomach, agents that are toxic to the liver, antiarsenic agents, antiasthma drugs, antibiotics, anticancer agents, antifungals, antiparasitics, antivirals, aspirin, carbon tetrachloride, chelating agents (chemical agents that bind metal particles), drugs that reduce eye clouding, fertility agents, inflammation-lowering agents, lipid-lowering agents, mosquito repellants, pain-relievers, penicillin, pentobarbitone, radiation therapy, rifampin, scopolamine, spasm-reducing agents, testosterone, thyroid hormones, tuberculosis treatments, urine-promoting agents, and wound-healing agents.
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