Cannabis and Drug Interactions
So you’re interested in trying cannabis, or maybe you already have tried it, but your doctor has also prescribed you other drugs to help with your pain or ailment. Here are a few tips on how cannabis interacts with drugs and what is safe to take.
DISCLAIMER: This article is meant only as an informative advice piece. If you are actually considering taking any drugs together with cannabis, consult your medical professional about your personal case.
Drugs that Affect Blood Sugar Levels
Leafly suggests that blood sugar drugs actually work well with cannabis, because cannabis can decrease resistance to insulin, and help with blood sugar control and metabolism on its own. However, there is also some risk that cannabis could lower glucose levels too much, so be sure to consult with your doctor.
Drugs that Increase Risk of Bleeding
A higher risk of bleeding is never a desired effect of medication, but often, it’s a side-effect. Cannabis could increase this effect because of how it works with metabolism, so be careful and talk to a doctor before mixing these medications.
Drugs that Cause Drowsiness
Pharmacy Times explains that drowsiness is a side-effect of many medications, and one that can be increased by cannabis use, since cannabis is also a depressent. This doesn’t necessarily mean the two can never be mixed, but be sure to contact your doctor before doing so.