I have frequent urinary infections. The supplement forskolin has been researched, with mice, with outcomes to have satisfactorily reached bacteria that antibiotics do not. My bottle of forskolin says to not take it with hypertension drugs. Does anyone have any further information on this. Thank you.
Here is what I found. Its not so much an interaction as it is too much of a good thing. bp meds and forskolin do the same thing. So you take too much and your bp can drop.
Major Interaction Do not take this combination
Medications for high blood pressure (Calcium channel blockers) interacts with COLEUS
Forskolin might decrease blood pressure. Taking forskolin with medication for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low.
Some medications for high blood pressure include nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan), diltiazem (Cardizem), isradipine (DynaCirc), felodipine (Plendil), amlodipine (Norvasc), and others.
Medications that increase blood flow to the heart (Nitrates) interacts with COLEUS
Forskolin increases blood flow. Taking forskolin with medications that increase blood flow to the heart might increase the chance of dizziness and lightheadedness.
Some of these medications that increase blood flow to the heart include nitroglycerin (Nitro-Bid, Nitro-Dur, Nitrostat) and isosorbide (Imdur, Isordil, Sorbitrate).
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