Apple Cider Vinegar Drug Interactions
Apple cider vinegar drug interactions may occur if it is combined with certain substances. For instance, taking digoxin, insulin, and certain diuretics along with apple cider vinegar may cause low potassium levels in the blood, which can be dangerous for some people. To avoid these and other complications, talk to your healthcare provider about possible apple cider vinegar drug interactions that may apply to you.
An Introduction to Apple Cider Vinegar Drug InteractionsApple cider vinegar can potentially interact with a few different medicines. Some of the medicines that may lead to apple cider vinegar drug interactions include:
- Bumetanide (Bumex®)
- Chlorothiazide (Diuril®)
- Chlorthalidone (Thalitone®)
- Ethacrynic acid (Edecrin®)
- Furosemide (Lasix®)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (Esidrix®, HydroDIURIL®, Microzide®, Oretic®)
- Metolazone (Zaroxolyn®)
- Spironolactone-HCTZ (Aldactazide®)
- Torsemide (Demadex®)
- Triamterene/HCTZ (Dyazide®, Maxzide®).
Apple Cider Vinegar Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when apple cider vinegar is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
There have been reports that apple cider vinegar may cause low potassium levels in the blood (known medically as hypokalemia). This can be especially dangerous for people taking digoxin. It may be a good idea to avoid apple cider vinegar (in medicinal amounts) if you are taking digoxin. Using small amounts of apple cider vinegar in cooking will likely not cause any problems.