Can CBD Interfere With Medication? – CBD Drug Interactions
Scaremongering in the media has created a false perception that CBD may not be safe. However, this was based on potential liver toxicity at doses many hundreds of times higher than what people actually use.
In reality, as far as substances go, CBD is certainly on the safe side. This has been confirmed in the Cannabidiol (CBD) Critical Review Report by the World Health Organisation. But as with the vast majority of substances on the planet, it can affect people differently.
We always advise people under the age of 18 and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding not to use our products. As there is insufficient evidence to be sure that it is safe for them. However, another sensitive area can be with people who are taking prescription medications. Read on to find out which medications CBD may interfere with.
CBD Drug Interactions
Before going any further, we must highlight that BROWN’S CBD sells Hemp and CBD products as food supplements to support a healthy and balanced lifestyle, we are not medical professionals.
Any information in this article should not replace advice from a qualified doctor. Please consult your doctor before trying our products to determine if it is right for your personal situation.
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s take a look at the potential CBD Drug Interactions.
CBD may potentially interfere with the following drugs:
- Blood thinners
- Heart-Rythm Medications
How does CBD interact with these drugs?
These drugs, and many more (roughly 60% of prescription drugs), all share a common trait – they are metabolised by the CYP3A4 enzyme. Which is responsible for processing substances so they can be used by the body.
CBD, and other cannabinoids can interfere with this enzyme, which can potentially alter the speed in which your body metabolises other medications.
On the flip-side, medications that are metabolised by the CYP3A4 enzyme could alter the speed in which your body metabolises CBD.
The end result could be an increased or decreased level of medication in the bloodstream.
Should I be worried?
To date, as far as we are aware, there have been no reported adverse effects of using CBD at the doses used in supplementation. Regardless of who is using it. While CBD can interact with medications, it is not fully understood to what extent this is a bad or good thing.
If you do have any concerns, please consult a medical professional.
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Full-spectrum CBD products retain the full range of compounds produced by the hemp plant. These compounds have a synergistic relationship which has a more profound effect than isolated compounds, such as CBD isolate.
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