Sunday clinic… …Part Two: Prescription drugs which can have potentially negative interactions with cannabis.

As we’ve noted in referencing hundreds of articles in our blog over past years (and having read thousands of others), if there’s another widely medical useful drug safer than (or even as medically safe as) whole plant cannabis or its natural derivatives, e.g., full spectrum CBD medicines, we’re simply not aware of it.

Even the safest medicines, however, need to be approached with open eyes and an abundance of caution, and further, many medicinal cannabis patients have serious illnesses which can compromise a variety of bodily functions.

This article is more specific than those linked to part one (earlier today) and is a guide to nine types medications where it’s known there are reasons to be possibly concerned about mixing them with cannabis.

As the article notes:

“Drug interactions are complicated. Not only might two substances interact with each other, but they may also interact with whatever anomalies you may have going on with your personal biochemistry.

E.g., while one person may feel overly sedated after mixing cannabis with Ativan, another may find cannabis helps them lower their dose of the benzodiazepine or deal with difficult to manage side effects.

If you’ve been consuming cannabis regularly, suddenly stopping once you start a new medication may result in some withdrawal symptoms. This could affect how you respond to a new medication.

To avoid a bad time, it may be best to talk to a medical professional about gradually increasing your dose of a new medication and staying small with cannabis to see how the new drug cocktail makes you feel.

The more drugs you add, the more challenging things become. Always work with a medical professional when testing out new drug interactions.”

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See full article – 9 Prescription Medications You Should Avoid Mixing With Weed