Possible Interactions with: Turmeric

Interactions

If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use turmeric or curcumin in medicinal forms without first talking to your health care provider.

Blood-thinning medications -- Tumeric may make the effects of these drugs stronger, raising the risk of bleeding. Blood-thinners include warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), and aspirin, among others.

Drugs that reduce stomach acid -- Turmeric may interfere with the action of these drugs, increasing the production of stomach acid:

  • Cimetidine (Tagamet)
  • Famotidine (Pepcid)
  • Ranitidine (Zantac)
  • Esomeprazole (Nexium)
  • Omeprazole
  • Lansoprazole (Prevacid)

Drugs for diabetes (that lower blood sugar) -- Turmeric may make the effects of these drugs stronger, increasing the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

Drug Interactions

Blood-thinning MedicationsNonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Alternative Names

Curcuma longa; Turmeric

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 01/04/2012
  • Steven D. Ehrlich, N.M.D., private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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