Tribulus Terrestris Drug Interactions

When lithium or diabetes medications are taken with Tribulus terrestris, drug interactions could occur. Tribulus terrestris may increase the risk of lithium toxicity and increase the risk of low blood sugar due to diabetes medicines. In order to help prevent drug interactions with Tribulus terrestris, tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking before using the supplement.

An Introduction to Tribulus Terrestris Interactions

Even though it is a natural herbal supplement, Tribulus terrestris can potentially interact with a few medicines. Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with T. terrestris include:
 

More Information on Interactions With Tribulus Terrestris

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when T. terrestris is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Diabetes Medications
In theory, T. terrestris could increase the risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) due to diabetes medications. If you have diabetes, check with your healthcare provider before taking this supplement. You may need to monitor your blood sugar more often.
 
Lithium
Theoretically, T. terrestris may have a diuretic effect. Since diuretics can increase the level of lithium in the blood, it is possible that T. terrestris could increase the risk of lithium toxicity. Check with your healthcare provider before taking lithium with this supplement.
 

Final Thoughts on T. Terrestris Drug Interactions

It is possible that not every drug interaction with T. terrestris was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the possible drug interactions that may apply to you.
 
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