Forskolin

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Are there any interactions with medications?



Medications for high blood pressure (Calcium channel blockers)
Interaction Rating: Major Do not take this combination.

Forskolin might decrease blood pressure. Taking forskolin with medication for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low. Don't use forskolin if you are taking high blood pressure medications.

Some medications for high blood pressure include nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan), diltiazem (Cardizem), isradipine (DynaCirc), felodipine (Plendil), amlodipine (Norvasc), and others



Medications that increase blood flow to the heart (Nitrates)
Interaction Rating: Major Do not take this combination.

Forskolin increases blood flow. Taking forskolin with medications that increase blood flow to the heart might increase the chance of dizziness and lightheadedness. Don't use forskolin if you are taking medications that increase blood flow to the heart.

Some of these medications that increase blood flow to the heart include nitroglycerin (Nitro-Bid, Nitro-Dur, Nitrostat) and isosorbide (Imdur, Isordil, Sorbitrate).



Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Forskolin might slow blood clotting. Taking forskolin along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.

Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.

Dosing considerations for Forskolin.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

INTRAVENOUS:
  • Healthcare providers give forskolin intravenously (by IV) for a heart condition called idiopathic congestive cardiopathy.
INHALATION:
  • Under medical supervision, people with asthma breathe in forskolin powder using a Spinhaler inhalator.

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