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How Turmeric interacts with Anticoagulant medications

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Laboratory studies have reported that turmeric 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 warfarin, heparin, dalteparin, tinzaparin, enoxaparin, danaparoid sodium, antithrombin III, lipirudin, argatroban, bivalirudin,

References

  1. View Abstract: Srivastava KC, et al. Curcumin, A Major Component of Food Spice Turmeric (Curcuma longa) Inhibits Aggregation and Alters Eicosanoid Metabolism In Human Blood Platelets. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. Apr1995;52(4):223-27.
  2. View Abstract: Srivastava V, et al. Effect of Curcumin on Platelet Aggregation and Vascular Prostacyclin Synthesis. Arzneim Forsch/Drug Res. 1986;36:715-17.