In this Article
- What other names is Alkanna known by?
- What is Alkanna?
- How does Alkanna work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Alkanna.
Medications that increase the breakdown of other medications by the liver (Cytochrome P450 3A4 [CYP3A4] inducers)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
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Alkanna is broken down by the liver. Some chemicals that form when the liver breaks down alkanna can be harmful. Medications that cause the liver to break down alkanna might enhance the toxic effects of chemicals contained in alkanna.
Some of these medicines include carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin), rifampin, rifabutin (Mycobutin), and others.
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