Drugs That Can Interfere With Pycnogenol
Pycnogenol Interactions ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Pycnogenol is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Medications
Theoretically, taking Pycnogenol with medications that "thin" the blood may increase the risk of bleeding. However, the significance of this interaction is currently unknown. Check with your healthcare provider before taking Pycnogenol with any of these medications.
Blood Pressure Medications
Blood pressure medications may interact with Pycnogenol, possibly increasing your risk of low blood pressure (hypotension). Check with your healthcare provider before taking Pycnogenol with a high blood pressure medication.
Theoretically, combining Pycnogenol with diabetes medications may increase the risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Do not combine Pycnogenol with diabetes medications without the approval and supervision of your healthcare provider. You may need to monitor your blood sugar more closely, and your healthcare provider may need to adjust the dose of your diabetes medication.
Pycnogenol may stimulate the immune system, which can make medications designed to suppress the immune system less effective. If you take an immune suppressant, check with your healthcare provider before taking Pycnogenol.
Final Thoughts on Pycnogenol Drug InteractionsIt is possible that not every drug interaction was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the Pycnogenol drug interactions that may apply to you.