MAD Oilers Guide to Essential Oils and Drug Interactions

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Black Pepper (Piper nigum)


Uses: Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Circulatory, Diuretic, Stimulant, Immune booster, Digestive issues


Precautions: Presumed safe for use during pregnancy, although there are some concerns that large doses may trigger miscarriage. Use with caution. Black Pepper is a potent stimulant. Research has shown that Black Pepper can boost adrenaline levels by 50%. Black Pepper may affect the way certain medications are metabolized by the liver and may increase the effects and side effects of those medications. Black pepper may have a diuretic effect, decreasing how well the body breaks down certain medications, leading to increased side effects, and altered drug levels.




Drug Interactions:


Amprenavir Indinavir Nelfinavir
Digoxin Verapamil Corticosteroids
Diltiazem Erythromycin Cisapride
Etoposide Ketoconazole Rifampin
Ketoconazole Itraconazole Fexofenadine
Lithium Losartan Lovastatin
Loperamide Cyclosporin Quinidine
Rifampin Theophylline Ranitidine
Saquinavir Cimetazine Propranolol
Triazolam Phenytoin



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