How Cat's Claw interacts with Immunosuppressive medications

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Studies have reported that cat's claw stimulates our immune system which may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1)

These drugs include azathioprine, basiliximab, cyclosporine, daclizumab, glatiramer, muromonab-cd3, mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus (FK506), sirolimus, methotrexate, prednisone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisolone, betamethasone, budesonide, triamcinolone, dexamethasone, cortisone

References

  1. Wagner H, et al. The Alkaloids of Uncaria tomentosa and Their Phagocytosis-stimulating Action. Planta Med. 1995;5:419-23.