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How CBD Interacts with Other Common Medications

CBD has been a growing trend in the self-care industry, and especially in the holistic care industry. With the growth in popularity of CBD oil, there has been an explosion of resources on the internet regarding how to safely use CBD oil, how it effects your body, and how other medications interact with full spectrum hemp oil. Read on to learn more!

How Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Interacts with Other Medications

While CBD is a great addition to your daily routine, there are some things that you should be aware of before integrating CBD oil into your life. If you are on any medications, it is always a good idea to ask your doctor before starting on any new health care regiment. There are multiple reasons why this is important, and we're about to explain them now.

The liver plays an important role in metabolizing both CBD and almost 60 percent of clinically prescribed medications. In particular, cytochrome P450 is effected by CBD and prescription medication. Cytochrome P450 converts foreign substances into a material that makes it easier to expel from the body. Some medications affect cytochrome P450, either by slowing or speeding up the metabolism of medications. CBD may interfere with that function of the enzyme family, which could affect how drugs work on the body. Below are some known medications that we do not recommend using full spectrum hemp oil in conjunction with:

  • Warfarin, a common blood thinner medication
  • Levothyroxine, a known thyroid medication
  • Amiodarone, a medication that regulates heart rhythm
  • Several medications for seizure, including lamotrigine, valproate, and clobazam

Check for the Grapefruit Warning

There is one way that companies warn you to watch what products you use in conjunction with your prescribed medication: the grapefruit warning. This grapefruit warning indicates that people should avoid consuming grapefruit products while taking the medication.

The rule of thumb for most practicians is that if you see a grapefruit label on the medication bottle, do not consume CBD products in conjunction with the medication. This consumption can lead to adverse side effects.

Taking CBD products while also taking medications such as opioids, antipsychotics, antidepressants, antihistimines, alcohol, or menzodiazepines can lead to:

  • An increase in sleepiness
  • Driving accidents
  • Fatigue
  • Risk of injury

Sprightly CBD | Eastern NC

More importantly than selling our full spectrum CBD products, we want to keep our customers safe and informed about the latest medical developments. With this in mind, we provide our customers with a top-tier graded product that shows you exactly what you're getting. To learn more about the latest on full spectrum hemp oil or to browse our CBD products, visit our website.