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Alkanna (Boraginaceae)



Interactions

Alkanna/Drug Interactions:
  • Hepatotoxic drugsHepatotoxic drugs: Based on toxicology reports of pyrrolizidine and N-oxides (found in alkanna), which have potential hepatotoxicity, pulmonary toxicity and carcinogenicity, alkanna is potentially unsafe and may have additive effects with other hepatotoxic agents (4).

Alkanna/Herb/Supplement Interactions:
  • Hepatotoxic herbs and supplementsHepatotoxic herbs and supplements: Based on toxicology reports of pyrrolizidine and N-oxides (found in alkanna), which have potential hepatotoxicity, pulmonary toxicity and carcinogenicity, alkanna is potentially unsafe and may have additive effects with other hepatotoxic agents (4).

Alkanna/Food Interactions:
  • Insufficient available evidence.

Alkanna/Lab Interactions:
  • Insufficient available evidence.

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