Chondroitin Drug Interactions
More Information on Interactions With Chondroitin
Theoretically, chondroitin might increase the risk of bleeding due to anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs. However, it is not clear if this is a true risk. Because chondroitin is usually taken in combination with one or more other dietary supplements (such as glucosamine), it is difficult to know for sure if case reports of possible problems really indicate that chondroitin increases the risk of bleeding, as the interaction might be due to one of the other supplements.
Make sure to check with your healthcare provider before combining chondroitin with an anticoagulant or antiplatelet drug. Your healthcare provider may advise against taking the supplement or might want to monitor you more closely to check for any possible interactions.
Final ThoughtsIt is possible that not every drug interaction with chondroitin was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the interactions that may apply to you.