Why Some Medications may not Interact Well With CBD Oil Products

by Medical Xpress Wellness

Although CBD oil products have been reported to help with a vast array of medical conditions, there are some medications that may not interact well with your favorite CBD item. From lotions and bath bombs to gummies and tinctures, using CBD oil is a popular wellness trend that is quickly gaining fame for its naturally restorative properties. Find out how this healing compound may be interfering with your current medications and what you can do about it.

Medical Conditions CBD May Help
Fans of CBD oil credit the compound with providing relief for a wide range of symptoms. In fact, that list is growing rapidly as CBD is being studied more extensively for its potential uses with patients suffering from chronic conditions. Most commonly, CBD oil products are used to aid with:

  • Chronic Pain or Inflammation
  • Epilepsy or Seizures
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Anxiety or Depression
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Tumor Growth

Potential Side Effects of CBD Oil
What CBD oil products offer is a natural way to reset the body's defenses and rhythms. There are cannabinoid receptors throughout the body allowing the cannabidiol (CBD) compound to restore imbalances where the individual needs the most support. When CBD oil works to provide relief for their chronic symptoms, individuals are able to avoid, eliminate, or reduce the use of potentially harmful pharmaceuticals.

Of course, nothing is completely free of side effects. The good news is side effects of this natural remedy are typically mild to moderate. Symptoms experienced include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry mouth

In rare instances, there have also been reports of:

  • Damage to the liver

Reducing the Risk of Side Effects
But, there are some things you can do to avoid the risk of experiencing such side effects. By not taking medications with similar side effects, for instance, you can either lessen the severity of the symptom or possibly avoid the symptom altogether. You may think this sounds like common sense. However, it can be hard to think of something considered so mild as most CBD oil products as having side effects. Therefore, it is important to remember the list of medications you are currently taking and always speak with your physician before adding anything to your daily regimen or replacing one of your medications with a CBD product.

Avoiding Altered Concentration
While on the subject of medications with similar side effects to CBD oil, there is another factor to consider when combining medications with your CBD treatment. As the liver is breaking the pharmaceuticals into enzymes, there is a risk of CBD interfering with those enzymes. The problem? It may be difficult for the liver to regulate the right amount of medication in the body. This is known as altered concentration or a change in the amount of medication being distributed throughout the body.

What an altered concentration means to the patient is there may not be enough or there may be too much of the medication to correctly perform the intended task and manage the illness or symptom. In fact, 139 medications were found to be impacted by CBD intake and 57 of them could result in a danger to the patient. Fortunately, if you know this information before you add to your current medical treatment plan, you can avoid such danger by speaking with your physician before purchasing your CBD oil product.

How to Safely Incorporate a Natural CBD Treatment 
By now, you may be concerned you will not be able to take advantage of the powerful benefits of this popular wellness trend. Never fear! Your doctor will likely have some safe suggestions for you to incorporate your CBD treatment into your daily medication regimen as there are several mild forms of CBD oil products, including lotions, bath bombs, and mints. Whichever product intake form and dosage your physician recommends, be sure to use third-party tested high-quality CBD products from reputable brands. At Medical Xpress Wellness, we only carry the most trusted brands and carefully tested products so you can browse our store with peace-of-mind knowing we done the research and hand-selected each brand.

How to Find a Specific CBD Product
As mentioned previously, we always suggest consulting with your physician before trying a CBD oil product or herbal supplement, especially when taking prescribed medications. Whether your physician has restrictions on the dosage or type of CBD product or there are no reasons given to limit your product choice, our knowledgeable and friendly staff is readily available to help you find the right product for your needs. Stop by our store in Arlington, Texas located at 3330 Matlock Rd, Ste 110b or use our contact form for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you discover the power of CBD oil for yourself!