How Garcinia interacts with Antihyperlipidemic medications

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Studies report that garcinia may act in the body like some of these medications, which may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1) (2)

These drugs include atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin, simvastatin, cholestyramine, colestipol, colesevelam, gemfibrozil, fenofibrate, clofibrate, niacin (nicotinic acid)


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  2. McGarry JD, et al. In Support of the Roles of Malonyl-CoA and Carnitine Acyltransferase I in the Regulation of Hepatic Fatty Acid Oxidation and Ketogenesis. J Biol Chem. 1979;254:8163-68.