How Ginger interacts with Anticoagulant medications

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Studies have reported that ginger affects the blood's clotting ability and may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1) (2) (3)

These drugs include warfarin, heparin, dalteparin, tinzaparin, enoxaparin, danaparoid sodium, antithrombin III, lipirudin, argatroban, bivalirudin,

References

  1. View Abstract: Suekawa M, et al. Pharmacological Studies on Ginger, I. Pharmacological Actions of Pungent Constitutents, (6)-gingerol and (6)-shogaol. J Pharmacobiodyn. 1984;7(11):836-48.
  2. View Abstract: Guh JH, et al. Antiplatelet Effect of Gingerol Isolated from Zingiber officinale. J Pharm Pharmacol. 1995;47(4):329-32.
  3. View Abstract: Bordia A, Verma SK, Srivastava KC. Effect of ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) and fenugreek (Trigonella foenumgraecum L.) on blood lipids, blood sugar and platelet aggregation in patients with coronary artery disease. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. May1997;56(5):379-84.