Interactions

Interactions with Drugs

Coca (including cocaine) may raise blood sugar levels. Caution is advised when using medications that may also alter blood sugar. People taking drugs for diabetes by mouth or insulin should be monitored closely by a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist. Medication adjustments may be necessary.

Coca (including cocaine) may cause high blood pressure. Caution is advised in people taking drugs that raise blood pressure.

Coca (including cocaine) may also interact with agents that affect the nervous system, agents that induce muscle breakdown, alcohol, anesthetics, caffeine, calcium salts, cannabinoids, insecticides, iron salts, progestins, stimulants, or weight loss agents.

Interactions with Herbs and Dietary Supplements

Coca (including cocaine) may raise blood sugar levels. Caution is advised when using herbs or supplements that may alter blood sugar. Blood glucose levels may require monitoring, and doses may need adjustment.

Coca (including cocaine) may cause high blood pressure. Caution is advised in people using herbs and supplements that raise blood pressure.

Coca (including cocaine) may also interact with alcohol, anesthetics, caffeine-containing herbs and supplements, calcium salts, copper, herb and supplements that affect the nervous system, insect repellants, iron, marijuana, phytoprogestin, stimulants, tannin-containing herb and supplements, tobacco, weight loss herbs and supplements, or zinc.

This evidence-based monograph was prepared by The Natural Standard Research Collaboration

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