How Larch Arabinogalactan interacts with Immunosuppressive medications

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Studies have reported that larch 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. View Abstract: Hauer J, et al. Mechanism of Stimulation of Human Natural Killer Cytotoxicity by Arabinogalactan from Larix occidentalis. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 1993;36(4):237-44.