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Possible Interactions with: Eucalyptus

Index > Herb Interactions > Possible Interactions with: Eucalyptus
Also listed as: Australian fever tree; Eucalyptus; Eucalyptus globulus

Interactions

If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use eucalyptus without first talking to your health care provider.

  • 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) -- In an animal study, topical eucalyptus oil enhanced the absorption of topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), a medication used to treat cancer.
  • Other Possible Interactions -- Eucalyptus may increase how quickly the body eliminates some medications, including pentobarbital, a barbiturate used as an anesthetic, and amphetamine, a stimulant used for narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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