There are multiple interactions reported between these two agents.

Interaction Details

Naproxen Sodium is classified as belonging to the following category: Cytochrome P450 1A2 (Cyp1A2) Substrates

Theoretically, eucalyptus might increase the levels of CYP1A2 substrates.
In vitro research suggests that eucalyptus oil might inhibit CYP1A2, although this has not been reported in humans.

Interaction Rating

Moderate

Likelihood of Occurrence

Possible

Interaction has been documented in animal or in lab research, or the interaction has been documented in humans but is limited to case reports or conflicting clinical research exists

References

  • Unger M, Frank A. Simultaneous determination of the inhibitory potency of herbal extracts on the activity of six major cytochrome P450 enzymes using liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry and automated online extraction. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 2004;1

Interaction Details

Naproxen Sodium is classified as belonging to the following category: Cytochrome P450 2C9 (Cyp2C9) Substrates

Theoretically, eucalyptus might increase the levels of CYP2C9 substrates.
In vitro research suggests that eucalyptus oil might inhibit CYP2C9, although this has not been reported in humans.

Interaction Rating

Moderate

Likelihood of Occurrence

Possible

Interaction has been documented in animal or in lab research, or the interaction has been documented in humans but is limited to case reports or conflicting clinical research exists

References

  • Unger M, Frank A. Simultaneous determination of the inhibitory potency of herbal extracts on the activity of six major cytochrome P450 enzymes using liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry and automated online extraction. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 2004;1

Eucalyptus Overview

Eucalyptus Eucalyptus is a plant that is native to Australia and a member of the Myrtaceae family. It is known for its distinctive, aromatic leaves, small flowers, and as the primary food of koala bears. Eucalyptus has a long history of use in traditional medicine, particularly in Aboriginal and Western herbal medicine. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects and is used to treat a variety of conditions, including digestive problems, respiratory infections, and skin disorders. Eucalyptus is also commonly used as a natural treatment for colds and flu due to its expectorant properties, which help to loosen and remove mucus from the respiratory tract. It is often a component of dietary supplements marketed toward improving breathing or respiration. It is also very commonly utilized in topical aromatherapy medicines, such as Vick's Vaporub (which contains eucalyptus oil).
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Eucalyptus - More Interactions

Eucalyptus interacts with 851 drugs

Interaction Rating Key

These severity listings are for informational use only. Never start, stop or otherwise change your therapy before speaking with your provider.

Major The combined use of these agents is strongly discouraged as serious side effects or other negative outcomes could occur.
Moderate Use cautiously under the care of a healthcare professional or avoid this combination. A significant interaction or negative outcome could occur.
Minor Be aware that there is a chance of an interaction. Watch for warning signs of a potential interaction.
Unknown No interactions have been reported or no interaction data is currently available.

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