Interaction Details

There were no interactions found between methylphenidate transdermal system and Fenugreek. This does not mean the potential for an interaction does not exist, however. There is often a lack of studies and data surrounding traditional medicine, especially concerning drug interactions, so it is important to always consult your provider before making any changes to your medication regimen.

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Pharmacist Analysis

Fenugreek is generally considered relatively safe in regard to potential drug interactions.

Nevertheless, interactions are possible between fenugreek and:

  • 'Blood-thinning' drugs
  • Drugs that lower blood pressure
  • Drugs that low blood sugar

Fenugreek contains some components that can prevent blood from clotting. However, there is not enough research to confirm whether the amount of these components present in common fenugreek products can have a clinically significant effect.

Fenugreek may also have an additive effect with blood sugar-lowering medication and blood pressure-lowering medication.

All of these potential interactions are documented individually on our specific drug-herbal interaction pages.


Fenugreek Overview

Fenugreek Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is a plant native to the Mediterranean region and western Asia. The seeds have a nutty, slightly bitter taste and are commonly used in different types of cuisine. The leaves, which are known as "methi," are used in cooking as well. In addition to its use as a spice and herb, fenugreek has a long history of use in traditional medicine. Some studies have suggested that fenugreek may have potential health benefits, including the ability to lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, improve cholesterol levels, and reduce inflammation. It may also have potential benefits for women who are breastfeeding, as it is thought to increase milk production and improve the quality of breast milk.
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methylphenidate transdermal system Overview

  • Methylphenidate transdermal patches are used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age). Methylphenidate is in a class of medications called central nervous system stimulants. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain.

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Fenugreek - More Interactions

Fenugreek interacts with 383 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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DISCLAIMER: Currently this does not check for drug-drug interactions. This is not an all-inclusive comprehensive list of potential interactions and is for informational purposes only. Not all interactions are known or well-reported in the scientific literature, and new interactions are continually being reported. Input is needed from a qualified healthcare provider including a pharmacist before starting any therapy. Application of clinical judgment is necessary.

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Drug descriptions are provided by MedlinePlus.

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