Pinus Bark

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Are there any interactions with medications?



Lithium
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
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Pinus bark might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking pinus bark 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 taken by mouth (Oral drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Pinus bark contains a large amount of chemicals called tannins. Tannins absorb substances in the stomach and intestines. Taking pinus bark along with medications taken by mouth can decrease how much medicine your body absorbs, and decrease the effectiveness of your medicine. To prevent this interaction, take pinus bark at least one hour after medications you take by mouth.

Dosing considerations for Pinus Bark.

The appropriate dose of pinus bark depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for pinus bark. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.


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