How Calendula interacts with Immunosuppressive medications

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Calendula may increase the function of the 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. View Abstract: Wagner H, et al. Immunostimulating action of polysaccharides (heteroglycans) from higher plants. Arzneimittelforschung. 1985;35(7):1069-75.