How Echinacea interacts with Corticosteroid medications

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Studies have reported that echinacea 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 prednisone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisolone, betamethasone, budesonide, triamcinolone, dexamethasone, cortisone, beclomethasone, flunisolide, fluticasone, fludrocortisone, mometasone


  1. View Abstract: Bauer R. Echinacea Drugs--Effects and Active Ingredients. Z Arztl Fortbild. (Jena). 1996;90(2):111-15.