How Picrorhiza interacts with Immunosuppressive medications

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Laboratory studies have reported that picrorhiza stimulates our immune system, which may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1) (2)

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: Atal CK, et al. Immunomodulating Agents of Plant Origin. I: Preliminary Screening. J Ethnopharmacol. Nov1986;18(2):133-41.
  2. View Abstract: Sharma ML, et al. Immunostimulatory Activity of Picrorhiza kurroa Leaf Extract. J Ethnopharmacol. Feb1994;41(3):185-92.