Interaction Details

Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Caffeine is classified as belonging to the following category: Hepatotoxic Drugs

There is some concern that greater celandine can adversely affect the liver. Greater celandine has been linked to many cases of hepatotoxicity. Theoretically, concomitant use with other potentially hepatotoxic drugs might increase the risk of developing liver damage. Some of these drugs include acarbose (Precose, Prandase), amiodarone (Cordarone), atorvastatin (Lipitor), azathioprine (Imuran), carbamazepine (Tegretol), cerivastatin (Baycol), diclofenac (Voltaren), felbamate (Felbatol), fenofibrate (TriCor), fluvastatin (Lescol), gemfibrozil (Lopid), isoniazid, itraconazole, (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), leflunomide (Arava), lovastatin (Mevacor), methotrexate (Rheumatrex), nevirapine (Viramune), niacin, nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin), pioglitazone (Actos), pravastatin (Pravachol), pyrazinamide, rifampin (Rifadin), ritonavir (Norvir), rosiglitazone (Avandia), simvastatin (Zocor), tacrine (Cognex), tamoxifen, terbinafine (Lamisil), valproic acid, and zileuton (Zyflo).

Interaction Rating


Likelihood of Occurrence


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


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Greater Celandine Overview

Greater Celandine Greater celandine, also known as Chelidonium majus, is a herbaceous plant native to Europe and Asia. It is a member of the poppy family (Papaveraceae) and is known for its bright yellow flowers and shiny, sap-filled leaves. In traditional medicine, greater celandine is believed to have a number of medicinal properties. It is thought to have antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory effects and has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including digestive problems, respiratory infections, and skin disorders. Greater celandine is also believed to have pain-relieving and sedative effects and has been used to treat headaches, toothaches, and other types of pain. It is sometimes used as a natural treatment for anxiety and stress, as well. Greater celandine must be used cautiously as it may have toxic effects, mainly on the liver.
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Greater Celandine interacts with 589 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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