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A 36-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to take spironolactone, fenugreek and turmeric at the same time?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Maybe but it depends: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2554-0, 2105-0, 2682-0 mentions no interaction between those 3 drugs but also admits their database may not be up-to-date. Bigger issue is lack of 3rd party oversight regarding safety & manufacture of herbs & dietary supplements. Always a good idea to tell your doc everything you're taking, prescription, otc & herbs. Also tell pharmacist, too.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Careful with these: Fenugreek and turmeric can both be vasodilators, potentially adding to the BP lowering effect of spironolactone. Also both fenugreek and turmeric can increase pt and inr bleeding time -- so should not be used simultaneously. If the turmeric and fenugreek are only being used to spice food (and not in supplemental quantities) this risk would be much less.
Last updated Nov 12, 2017

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