This is counterproductive because you do not want to be taking more drugs or medicine than your body needs and overload your body. For a full list of drugs, check out our CBD drug interactions article which explains everything you need to know about CBD and other drugs.
Accurate dosage information depends on what drug is being ingested and if the CYP450 system is healthy and optimal. Different or multiple substances along with an unhealthy CYP450 system can dramatically change the time the specific drug’s processing time.
However, like anything we take into our bodies, there are some unintended risks and side effects when not used properly.
Why should these drugs be avoided with CBD?
CBD can decrease the lifespan of the prescribed drug when it is induces a CYP enzyme. This thus causes more of the enzyme to be produced.
Here is a common list of drugs that are taken in our society. You might recognize many of these drugs as either over the counter drugs or prescribed medicines. The following drugs interact with the CYP450 system.
Tylonel is one of the most commonly used pain relievers. This over the counter medicine’s main ingredient is acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is used to treat mild pain and fevers.
Walgreens is one of the largest pharmacy chains in America. Their Walgreens brand allergy relief tablets known as Wal-Finate Allergy Relief Tablets is widely used for common allergies. The working ingredient in their product is chlorpheniramine. Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine and is processed through the CYP450. By taking CBD with this allergy relief tablet, the effectiveness can be diminished.
Rezipres (ephedrine hydrochloride) is an alpha- and beta- adrenergic agonist.
This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:
Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.
Applies to: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and cannabidiol
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
Applies to: cannabidiol
Cannabidiol may cause liver problems, and using it with other medications that can also affect the liver such as acetaminophen may increase that risk. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Call your doctor immediately if you have fever, chills, joint pain or swelling, unusual bleeding or bruising, skin rash, itching, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, pale stools, and/or yellowing of the skin or eyes, as these may be signs and symptoms of liver damage. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
While both may work in similar ways, CBD and acetaminophen are far from being identical. Tylenol carries serious health risks if taken too often or in moderate dosages. Most notably, acetaminophen can result in severe liver damage especially if combined with alcohol. In contrast, CBD produces no harmful side effects or health risks.
When the pain and aches of everyday life keep us down, we are often quick to turn to pain medications for fast relief. But, did you know there is a natural alternative that works similarly to meds like Tylenol?
A prodrug refers to a medication or compound that, when ingested, is metabolized into a pharmacologically active drug. After administration, acetaminophen acts a prodrug by undergoing metabolic transformations to form the analgesic compound AM404.
How Are Tylenol and CBD Similar?
Tylenol, or acetaminophen, is a drug used to treat mild to moderate pain and fever. While it is mostly associated with headaches, Tylenol can also help relieve pain related to menstrual periods, toothaches, flu/cold symptoms, backaches, and osteoarthritis.
When medicine such as Tylenol is swallowed, it travels through the body and is absorbed into our bloodstream. The blood then carries the solution to different parts of our body to relieve pain. Once in the bloodstream, acetaminophen usually takes 30-60 minutes to take effect.
There are many theories as to how Tylenol interacts with our bodies; however, there is not enough evidence supporting any of these theories to reach a solid conclusion. One of the most widely accepted theories is that acetaminophen works by modulating the endocannabinoid system in the brain.
Although Tylenol has been around for over 60 years (the FDA approved acetaminophen in 1951), researchers are still not exactly sure how it works in our systems. This may come as a surprise to many since Tylenol can probably be found in every medicine cabinet in America.