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What interactions can happen from taking alpha-lipoic acid?

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If you take any medicines or supplements regularly, see your doctor before you start using alpha-lipoic acid. People with diabetes need to be especially careful. Using it along with diabetes drugs could make blood sugar levels drop too low. Alpha-lipoic acid might also decrease the effect of chemotherapy drugs. It could also interact with antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, tranquilizers, vasodilators (used for heart disease or high blood pressure), and drugs for osteoarthritis.

From: Alpha-Lipoic Acid WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site, “About Herbs: Alpha-lipoic acid.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site, “Alpha-lipoic acid.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph, “Alpha-lipoic acid.”

Mijnhout, G. , April 2010; vol 68: pp 158-160. The Netherlands Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by David Kiefer on October 17, 2016

SOURCES:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site, “About Herbs: Alpha-lipoic acid.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site, “Alpha-lipoic acid.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph, “Alpha-lipoic acid.”

Mijnhout, G. , April 2010; vol 68: pp 158-160. The Netherlands Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by David Kiefer on October 17, 2016

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