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Asarum



Interactions

Asarum/Drug Interactions:
  • Nephrotoxic agentsNephrotoxic agents: Based on laboratory data and human case reports, aristolochic acid found in asarum has been reported to cause renal damage resulting in dialysis, transplant, or death (1; 2; 13; 3).
  • Renally-excreted agentsRenally-excreted agents: Based on laboratory data and human case reports, aristolochic acid found in asarum has been reported to cause renal damage resulting in dialysis, transplant, or death (1; 2; 13; 3).

Asarum/Herb/Supplement Interactions:
  • Multiple vitamin supplementsMultiple vitamin supplements: Based on an animal study, asarum may reduce blood levels of zinc (10).
  • Nephrotoxic agentsNephrotoxic agents: Based on laboratory data and human case reports, aristolochic acid found in asarum has been reported to cause renal damage resulting in dialysis, transplant, or death (1; 2; 13; 3).
  • Renally-excreted agentsRenally-excreted agents: Based on laboratory data and human case reports, aristolochic acid found in asarum has been reported to cause renal damage resulting in dialysis, transplant, or death (1; 2; 13; 3).
  • ZincZinc: Based on an animal study, asarum may reduce blood levels of zinc (10).

Asarum/Food Interactions:
  • Insufficient available evidence.

Asarum/Lab Interactions:
  • BUNBUN: Based on human reports and laboratory data, the use of asarum or its constituent aristolochic acid may cause kidney damage (1; 2; 13; 3).
  • CreatinineCreatinine: Based on human reports and laboratory data, the use of asarum or its constituent aristolochic acid may cause kidney damage (1; 2; 13; 3).
  • Zinc levelsZinc levels: Based on an animal study, asarum may reduce blood levels of zinc (10).

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