If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you
should not use GLA without first talking to your healthcare provider.
GLA may increase the effectiveness of ceftazidime,
an antibiotic in a class known as cephalosporins, against a variety of bacterial
Chemotherapy for cancer
GLA may increase the effects of
anti-cancer treatments, such as doxorubicin, cisplatin, carboplatin, idarubicin,
mitoxantrone, tamoxifen, vincristine, and vinblastine.
Taking omega-6 fatty acids, such as GLA, during
therapy with cyclosporine, a medication used to suppress the immune system after
an organ transplant, for example, may increase the immunosuppressive effects of
this medication and may protect against kidney damage (a possible side effect
from this medication).
Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
use of NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, together with borage oil or other GLA
containing supplements may counteract the effects of the supplement. Research in
this area is needed to know if this theory is accurate.
Phenothiazines for schizophrenia
Individuals taking a class of
medications called phenothiazines (such as chlorpromazine, fluphenazine,
perphenazine, promazine, and thioridazine) to treat schizophrenia should not
take EPO because it may interact with these medications and increase the risk of
seizures. The same may be true for other GLA containing