Drugs That Can Interfere With Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when black cohosh is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Certain Antidepressants
Research suggests that black cohosh may affect the way your body handles certain antidepressants, possibly increasing the level of the antidepressant in your blood (and increasing your risk of side effects). Until more information is available, it may be a good idea to avoid combining black cohosh with these antidepressants.
 
Cisplatin (Platinol)
Animal studies suggest that black cohosh can make cisplatin less effective for treating breast cancer. Check with your healthcare provider before taking black cohosh if you are undergoing chemotherapy with cisplatin.
 
Codeine
It is thought that black cohosh may slow the breakdown of codeine in your body, perhaps increasing your risk of codeine side effects. It may be a good idea to avoid taking codeine and black cohosh together.
 
Flecainide (Tambocor)
Combining flecainide with black cohosh may slow the breakdown of flecainide in your body, perhaps increasing your risk of side effects of flecainide (which can be dangerous). Do not take flecainide and black cohosh together without first talking to your healthcare provider.
 
Haloperidol (Haldol)
It is thought that black cohosh may slow the breakdown of haloperidol in your body, perhaps increasing your risk of side effects of haloperidol. Check with your healthcare provider before taking haloperidol with black cohosh.
 
Metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL)
Black cohosh may affect the way your body handles metoprolol, perhaps increasing the level of metoprolol in your blood (and increasing your risks of side effects). It may be a good idea to avoid taking metoprolol and black cohosh together.
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