Also indexed as:Bupleurum chinense, Bupleurum falcatum
Bupleurum: Main Image© Martin Wall
Botanical names:
Bupleurum chinense, Bupleurum falcatum

Interactions with Supplements, Foods, & Other Compounds

Sho-saiko-to has been used alone and with interferon to treat hepatitis. Eighty or more cases of drug-induced pneumonitis (inflammation of the lungs) have been associated with the use of sho-saiko-to alone or with interferon.22, 23, 24, 25, 26 Until more is known, sho-saiko-to should not be combined with interferon.

Interactions with Medicines

Certain medicines interact with this supplement.

Types of interactions:beneficial= Beneficialadverse= Adversecheck= Check
dnicon_BeneficialReplenish Depleted Nutrients


dnicon_BeneficialReduce Side Effects


dnicon_BeneficialSupport Medicine
dnicon_AvoidReduces Effectiveness


dnicon_AvoidPotential Negative Interaction


dnicon_CheckExplanation Required


The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, refer to the manufacturers’ package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.

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