Principal Proposed Uses
Other Proposed Uses
What Is Coleus forskohlii Used for Today?
Interactions You Should Know About
- Blood pressure medications such as: beta-blockers , clonidine , or hydralazine : Coleus forskohlii should only be used under the supervision of a physician.
- Blood-thinning drugs such as warfarin (Coumadin), heparin , clopidogrel (Plavix), ticlopidine (Ticlid), or pentoxifylline (Trental): Coleus forskohlii should only be used under the supervision of a physician.
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- Review Date: 07/2012 -
- Update Date: 07/25/2012 -
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