The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when fenugreek is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Taking fenugreek with diabetes medications may increase the risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). If you take diabetes medications, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking fenugreek. You may need to monitor your blood sugar more closely, and your healthcare provider may need to adjust the dose of your diabetes medications.
Medications That "Thin" the Blood
Combining fenugreek with anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications may increase the risk of bleeding, including dangerous internal bleeding. If you regularly take one of these medications, do not take fenugreek without checking with your healthcare provider.
Final Thoughts on Fenugreek Drug Interactions
It is possible that not every drug interaction was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the fenugreek drug interactions that may apply to you.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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Jellin JM, editor. Pharmacist's Letter/Prescriber's Letter Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Web site. Available at: http://naturaldatabase.com/. Accessed January 16, 2008.
National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. National Institutes of Health. Herbs at a glance: Fenugreek (March 2007). NCCAM Web site. Available at: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/fenugreek/. Accessed January 16, 2008.
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