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How Garlic interacts with Antiplatelet medications

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Studies have reported that garlic affects the blood's clotting ability and may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1) (2)

These drugs include aspirin, dipyridamole, anagrelide, cilostazol, clopidogrel, ticlopidine, abciximab, tirofiban, eptifibatide

References

  1. View Abstract: Kiesewetter H, et al. Effect of Garlic on Platelet Aggregation in Patients with Increased Risk of Juvenile Ischaemic Attack. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 1993;45(4):333-36.
  2. View Abstract: Rose KD, Croissant PD, Parliament CF, Levin MB. Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma with associated platelet dysfunction from excessive garlic ingestion: a case report. Neurosurgery. May1990;26(5):880-2.