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If certain blood-thinning medications are combined with chondroitin, drug interactions could occur. Some of these medications include aspirin, NSAIDs, and heparin. Drug interactions might increase the risk of bleeding due to anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs. To avoid any possible complications with chondroitin, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any possible drug interaction that may apply to you.

An Introduction to Chondroitin Drug Interactions

Even though it is a natural product, chondroitin can potentially interact with a few medicines. Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with chondroitin include medications that "thin" the blood (anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs), such as:
 
 
 
 
    • Alteplase (Activase®)
    • Reteplase (Retavase®)
    • Streptokinase (Streptase®)
    • Tenecteplase (TNKase®)
 
 
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