Interactions

Interactions with Drugs

Tea tree oil may interfere with the way the body processes certain drugs using the liver's "cytochrome P450" enzyme system. As a result, the levels of these drugs may be altered in the blood, and alter the intended effects. People taking any medications should check the package insert and speak with a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist, about possible interactions.

Tea tree oil may also interact with agents for cancer, agents for parasite infections, agents for the skin, agents for worm infections, agents that affect the nervous system, agents that affect the blood, agents that decrease immune function, anti-acne agents, antibiotics, antifungals, antihistamines, anti-inflammatory agents, antiviral agents, dental agents, hormonal agents, insect repellants, skin drying agents, Tween20/Tween80, and vancomycin.

Interactions with Herbs and Dietary Supplements

Tea tree oil may interfere with the way the body processes certain drugs using the liver's "cytochrome P450" enzyme system. As a result, the levels of these drugs may be altered in the blood, and alter the intended effects. People taking any medications should check the package insert and speak with a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist, about possible interactions.

Tea tree oil may also interact with anti-acne herbs and supplements, antibacterials, antifungals, antihistamines, anti-inflammatory herbs and supplements, antivirals, dental herbs and supplements, herbs and supplements for cancer, herbs and supplements for parasite infections, herbs and supplements for the skin, herbs and supplements for worm infections, herbs and supplements that affect the nervous system, herbs and supplements that affect the blood, herbs and supplements that decrease immune function, hormonal herbs and supplements, insect repellants, iodine, and skin drying herbs and supplements.

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

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