Possible Interactions with: RosemaryRosemary; Rosmarinus officinalis
Antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs (blood-thinners) -- Rosemary may affect the blood's ability to clot, and could interfere with any blood-thinning drugs you are taking, including:
- Warfarin (Coumadin)
- Clopidogrel (Plavix)
ACE inhibitors -- Rosemary may interfere with the action of ACE inhibitors taken for high blood pressure.
- Captpril (Capoten)
- Elaropril (Vasotec)
- Lisinopril (Zestril)
- Fosinopril (Monopril)
Diuretics (water pills) -- Because rosemary can act as a diuretic, it can increase the effects of these drugs, raising the risk of dehydration:
- Furosemide (Lasix)
Lithium -- Because of its diuretic effects, rosemary might cause the body to lose too much water and the amount of lithium in the body to build up to toxic levels.
Diabetes -- Rosemary may alter blood sugar levels and could interfere with any drugs taken to control diabetes.
Review Date: 5/6/2007
Reviewed By: Steven D. Ehrlich, N.M.D., private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.