Can I take CBD when I am on prescribed medication?

Disclaimer: we don’t claim to be medical experts nor do we claim that any of our CBD products will cure illnesses and/or diseases. We simply wish to educate people on the health & wellness benefits that our customers and other CBD users have seen as a result of cannabidiol usage.

Also all of our stocks are legal and meets the regulations of the UK law. All our products contain legal amount or lower content of THC or no THC at all in them. And all our products are independently lab tested as well.

Many people are confused as to whether they can consume CBD when they are on prescribed medication. The short answer is ‘yes’, consuming CBD while on certain medications can affect. 

CBD is currently being sold as a health supplement all over the UK and a lot of research is still being going on to completely understand the potential of the cannabinoids. The issue is that like many other natural supplements or substances, CBD may alter the way in which some medications are processed by the liver in a human body.

*The general advice is to not take CBD while on prescribed medication. If you are considering CBD it is imperative that you talk to a trusted medical professional before adding any food supplements to your diet.*

Medications which may be impacted by CBD

  • Steroids
  • HMG CoA reductase inhibitors
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Antihistamines
  • Prokinetics
  • HIV antivirals
  • Immune modulators
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Antiarrythmics
  • Antibiotics
  • Anesthetics
  • Antipsychotics
  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-epileptics
  • Beta blockers
  • PPIs
  • NSAIDs
  • Angiotension II blockers
  • Oral hypoglycemic agents
  • Sulfonylureas

CBD and the Contraceptive Pill

Uh oh! Are you taking CBD and on the pill? Well, you may need to exercise caution here. Particularly for pills which are oestrogen-based, CBD can limit the absorption of the pill in the liver and could potentially make them less effective. Be very careful if you are using the pill alongside cigarettes and alcohol as each decrease the effectiveness further. 

It may be best to use other forms of contraception, like condoms, to make sure that there are no unexpected surprises!

In conclusion…

We are not medically trained or medical professionals. It is important that you seek trusted medical advice if you are considering CBD as a natural alternative. It is essential that you do not stop taking any medications and replace them with CBD.

It is better to be safe so if you are in doubt do not take CBD…. otherwise we have some amazing range of CBD supplements.

Do check them out on our website or visit our store!

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