Grape Seed Extract Drug Interactions

Theoretically, anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications could cause drug interactions with grape seed extract. Such interactions may occur if the supplement is taken in combination with aspirin, heparin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or warfarin. These interactions could possibly increase your risk of bleeding, including dangerous internal bleeding. However, the risk may be more serious with potent prescription drugs and less dangerous with drugs like NSAIDs.

An Introduction to Grape Seed Extract Drug Interactions

Even though it is a natural product, grape seed extract can potentially interact with a few medicines. At this time, these interactions are only theoretical; there is no real evidence that such interactions may really be a problem. In particular, it is thought that grape seed extract could interact with anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications ("blood thinners"), such as:
 
 
 
 
    • Alteplase (Activase®)
    • Reteplase (Retavase®)
    • Streptokinase (Streptase®)
    • Tenecteplase (TNKase®)
 
  
 
10 Foods That Lower Cholesterol

Grape Seed Extract Information

Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2014 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.