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There are several medications that may cause negative interactions when taken with red clover. Some of these medications include aspirin, warfarin, and hormone medications. These red clover drug interactions can increase your risk of bleeding or make some of the medications less effective. To avoid these problems, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider before taking red clover with any other medications.
Red Clover Drug InteractionsEven though it is a natural herbal supplement, red clover (Trifolium pratense) can potentially interact with certain medications. However, there is little information available about red clover interactions. It is thought that red clover may interfere with "blood thinners," including anticoagulants (such as warfarin, Coumadin®, or Jantoven®) or antiplatelet medications (including aspirin). Theoretically, red clover may increase the risk of bleeding because it contains Coumadin-like chemicals.
- Hormonal contraceptives (such as birth control pills, patches, or rings)
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Hormone therapy for breast cancer, such as: