How Cat's Claw interacts with Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Studies have reported that cat's claw possesses anti-inflammatroy activity which may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1)

These drugs include ibuprofen, naproxin, etodolac, flurbiprofen, indomethacin, ketorolac tromethamine, mefenamic acid, nabumetone, oxaprozin, sulindac, tolmentin, diclofenac, fenoprofen, ketoprofen, meclofenamate, meloxicam, piroxicam, celecoxib, rofecoxib, valdecoxib


  1. View Abstract: Aquino R, et al. Plant Metabolites. New Compounds and Anti-inflammatory Activity of Uncaria tomentosa. J Nat Prod. 1981;54(2):453-59.