August 28, 2015

Caraway

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Are there any interactions with medications?



Lithium
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Caraway fruit extract might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking caraway fruit extract might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.



Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 1A1 (CYP1A1) substrates)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
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Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver. Caraway extract might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Taking caraway along with some medications that are changed by the liver might increase the effects and side effects of some medications. Before taking caraway, talk to your healthcare provider if you take any medications that are changed by the liver.

Some of these medications that are changed by the liver include chlorzoxazone (Lorzone), theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24), and bufuralol.



Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Caraway might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking caraway along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.

Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.

Before taking caraway, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.



Sedative medications (CNS depressants)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Caraway seed extract might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Medications that cause sleepiness are called sedatives. Taking caraway seed extract along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.

Some sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), phenobarbital (Donnatal), zolpidem (Ambien), and others.



Water pills (Diuretic drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Caraway fruit extract might decrease potassium in the body. "Water pills" can also decrease potassium in the body. Taking caraway fruit extract along with "water pills" might decrease potassium in the body too much.

Some "water pills" that can decrease potassium include chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Thalitone), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Microzide), and others.



Isoniazid (INH, Nydrazid)
Interaction Rating: Minor Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Caraway seed extract might increase how much isoniazid (Nydrazid, INH) the body absorbs. This might increase the effects and side effects of isoniazid (Nydrazid, INH). Before taking caraway, talk to your healthcare provider if you take isoniazid (Nydrazid, INH).



Pyrazinamide
Interaction Rating: Minor Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Caraway seed extract might increase blood levels of pyrazinamide when taken at the same time. This might increase the effects and side effects of pyrazinamide. Before taking caraway, talk to your healthcare provider if you are taking pyrazinamide.



Rifampin (Rifadin)
Interaction Rating: Minor Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Caraway seed extract might blood levels of rifampin (Rifadin) when taken at the same time. This might increase the effects and side effects of rifampin (Rifadin). Before taking caraway, talk to your healthcare provider if you are taking rifampin (Rifadin).

Dosing considerations for Caraway.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

BY MOUTH:
  • For heartburn (acid indigestion): 50-100 mg of caraway oil per day has been used in combination with peppermint oil. A specific combination product containing caraway (Iberogast, Medical Futures, Inc) and several other herbs has been used in a dose of 1 mL three times daily.

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