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Generic: Cardamom
               



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Interactions

Interactions with Drugs

Cardamom may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with drugs that also increase the risk of bleeding. Examples include aspirin, anticoagulants ("blood thinners") such as warfarin (Coumadin®) or heparin, anti- platelet drugs such as clopidogrel (Plavix®), and non- steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®) or naproxen (Naprosyn®, Aleve®).

Cardamom may interfere with the way the body processes many drugs using the liver's "cytochrome P450" enzyme system. As a result, the levels of these drugs may be increased in the blood in the short- term (causing increased effects or potentially serious adverse reactions), and/ or decreased in the blood in the long- term (which can reduce the intended effects). Examples of medications that may be affected by cardamom in this manner include carbamazepine, cyclosporin, irinotecan, midazolam, nifedipine, birth control pills, simvastatin, theophylline, tricyclic antidepressants, warfarin, or HIV drugs such as non- nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) or protease inhibitors (PIs).

Cardamom may have antispasmodic effects. Patients taking antispasmodic drugs or muscarinic agents should use with caution. Although not well studied, cardamom may also interact with indomethacin.

Interactions with Herbs and Dietary Supplements

Cardamom may increase the risk of bleeding. In theory, this risk may be further increased when cardamom is taken with other herbs or supplements that also increase the risk of bleeding. Multiple cases of bleeding have been reported with the use of Ginkgo biloba and two cases with saw palmetto. Numerous other agents may theoretically increase the risk of bleeding, although this has not been proven in most cases.

Cardamom may interfere with the way the body processes certain herbs and supplements using the liver's "cytochrome P450" enzyme system. As a result, the levels of these drugs may be increased in the blood in the short- term, causing increased effects or potentially serious adverse reactions, or decreased in the blood in the long- term, which can reduce the intended effects.

Cardamom may have antispasmodic effects. Patients taking antispasmodic herbs and supplements or muscarinic agents should use with caution.

               
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