Millions of people worldwide take CBD to alleviate an extensive range of issues, from pain reduction to anxiety disorders. Scientists are still studying the effects of how CBD may interact with prescription drugs, and there is a lot to learn. However, there are some drugs that the experts at All Greens Clinic believe people should approach CBD usage with caution while on these drugs. If you are considering using CBD and are currently on any of these drugs, it is imperative to speak with your healthcare provider.
CBD and Ibuprofen
It may be tempting to take ibuprofen if you have a headache, but if you are also using CBD, you may want to proceed with caution. While there have not been many reported adverse side effects by those who have taken both, there is a dosage concern. Since ibuprofen and CBD can reduce pain and inflammation if you take both together, there is concern that it is too high of a dosage, which could cause side effects. Therefore, you should stick to one or the other when it comes to pain relief.
CBD and Warfarin
Warfarin is a blood thinner and should not be taken with CBD unless your doctor specifically instructed to do so. It has been shown that CBD can essentially increase the effects of the drugs and lead to a likelihood that you will experience the side effects of warfarin, which include severe bleeding and intense pain in the extremities. In addition, it has been shown that CBD has the potential to slow down the manner in which your body metabolizes warfarin, so you are likely to experience side effects over a longer period of time.
CBD and Plavix
Plavix is a common drug that is given to patients with an increased risk of having a heart attack by preventing plaque buildup in the arteries. If you are prescribed this drug and also take CBD, it is imperative to speak with your healthcare provider so they can adjust your medication as necessary. CBD has the potential to slow down the rate at which your liver metabolizes the medicine to start working. As a result, the drug may be less effective at preventing a heart attack.
CBD and Metformin
Metformin is a drug that is prescribed to diabetic patients to help lower blood sugar levels and it is imperative that people use extreme caution with CBD when taking metformin. While there has not been extensive research done on these drugs, they have the potential to cause significant drops in blood sugar levels when used together. The reduced blood sugar levels can lead to dizziness or fainting.