Possible Interactions with: Spirulina

Interactions

There are no reports in the scientific literature to suggest that spirulina interacts with any conventional medications. However, it is possible that spirulina might interfere with drugs given to suppress the immune system, including:

  • Adalimumab (Humira)
  • Azathioprine (Imuran)
  • Cyclosporine (Neoral)
  • Etanercept (Enbrel)
  • Infliximab (Remicade)
  • Leflunomide (Arava)
  • Methotrexate
  • Mycophenolate (CellCept)
  • Prednisone

Alternative Names

Arthrospira plantensis; Blue-green Algae; Spirulina; Spirulina fusiformis; Spirulina maxima; Spirulina platensis

Review Date: 2007-09-25 Reviewed By: Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Keywords: ,
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