If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you
should not use turmeric or curcumin in medicinal forms without first talking to
your healthcare provider.
Although no scientific reports have
documented a bleed or other adverse interaction, turmeric, taken in medicinal
doses may theoretically increase the blood thinning effects and, therefore the
risk of bleeding from, drugs such as warfarin and aspirin.
Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
shown protection in animals from the development of ulcers due to this class of
medications. NSAIDs include indomethacin, ibuprofen, and many other drugs that
are often prescribed for pain and inflammation, such as that of arthritis.
Turmeric protected animals from increased gastric
secretions (secretions in the stomach that can lead to damage along the walls of
this organ) from reserpine used for high blood pressure.
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