Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Avoid vitamin E intake with lovenox, there may be an increased risk of bleeding, based on the drug's anti-platelet acitivities.1
• Chondroitin may have antiplatelet activity and may increase the risk of bleeding if used together with Lovenox.2
• These herbs have anti-platelet activity and should be avoided with lovenox: angelica root, arnica flower, anise, bogbean, borage seed oil, bromelain, capsicum, celery, chamomile, clove, danshen, feverfew, garlic, ginger, ginseng (panax), ginkgo, horse chestnut, licorice root, meadowsweet, passionflower herb, poplar, quassia, red clover, rue, sweet clover, turmeric, and willow bark.3
References1 Liede KE, Haukka JK, Saxen LM, Heinonen OP. Increased tendency towards gingival bleeding caused by joint effect of alpha-tocopherol supplementation and acetylsalicylic acid. Ann Med 1998;30:542-546.
1 Heck AM, DeWitt BA, Lukes AL. Potential interactions between alternative therapies and warfarin. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2000;57:1221-7.
2 Fetrow CW, Avila JR. Professionalís Handbook to Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Publishing Co.; 1999.
2 The Review of Natural Products, Facts and Comparisons, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
3 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998
3 The Review of Natural Products, Facts and Comparisons, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
3 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
3 Heck AM, DeWitt BA, Lukes AL. Potential interactions between alternative therapies and warfarin. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2000;57:1221-7.
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