Are there any medication interactions with taking CBD?
CBD and other plant cannabinoids can potentially interact with some pharmaceuticals by inhibiting the activity of cytochrome P450, a family of liver enzymes. This key enzyme group metabolizes most of the drugs we consume, including more than 60 percent of marketed meds.
CBD interacts with other medications in your body the same way as grapefruit. If you’ve been told not to take your medication with grapefruit, this is due to the compounds in grapefruit that can interfere with the metabolism of many medications. The compounds in CBD do the same thing.
If you would like more information or would like something to take with you when you discuss with your doctor, please download our Medication Interactions booklet.