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Is it safe?
Taking CBD with medications: Like our other article mentions, many people have replaced pain medication with CBD. However care must be taken when taking CBD alongside other medication. Before trying CBD, it’s important to talk to your doctor about all of the vitamins, supplements, prescription and over-the-counter medications you’re taking. Here’s a deeper look at why having the conversation matters.
When you take a medication or other substance, your body has to metabolize it, or break it down. Drug metabolism happens throughout the body, such as in the gut, but the liver also plays a big role.
Taking CBD with medications: trying CBD safely
If you want to be taking CBD with medications as an add-on therapy to ease symptoms of a certain condition, talk to your doctor or a health professional about it first. They may be able to help determine a CBD product, dosage, and schedule that’s safe with your medications. For some situations, your doctor may want to monitor blood plasma levels of certain medications you take. Don’t stop any of your medications to try CBD, unless your doctor says it’s safe to do so. Other CBD products like skin creams and balms may be an option, as these don’t typically enter the bloodstream, unlike oils.
Researchers are working to determine the specific interactions between CBD and various medications. Studies have been done in animals for certain medications. But in many cases, scientists are still determining how those results will matter regarding humans.
It is always the best idea to seek advice from your doctor or a qualified medical professional if you are unsure.