How Bladderwrack interacts with Diabetic / Hypoglycemic medications

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Animal studies have reported that bladderwrack lowered blood sugar levels. Use may alter the effect and possibly the dose of these medications. Use with caution. (1)

These drugs include Insulin, glyburide, glipizide, metformin, rosiglitazone, pioglitazone, glimepiride, tolbutamide, tolazamide, acarbose, acetohexamide, chlorpropamide, miglitol, repaglinide, nateglinide


  1. View Abstract: Lamela M, et al. Hypoglycemic activity of several seaweed extracts. J Ethnopharmacol. Nov1989; 27(1-2):35-43.