In this Article
- What other names is Wintergreen known by?
- What is Wintergreen?
- How does Wintergreen work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Wintergreen.
Interaction Rating: Major Do not take this combination.
Warfarin (Coumadin) is used to slow blood clotting. Wintergreen oil can also slow blood clotting. Taking wintergreen oil along with warfarin (Coumadin) can increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Be sure to have your blood checked regularly. The dose of your warfarin (Coumadin) might need to be changed.
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Wintergreen oil contains a chemical similar to aspirin. Using large amounts of wintergreen oil on your skin and taking aspirin at the same time might increase the risk of side effects. Do not use large amounts of wintergreen oil on your skin and take aspirin at the same time.
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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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