Aloe (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:aloe vera, Aloe arborescens natalenis, more...Aloe barbadensis, Aloe ferox, Aloe vulgari
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Suggested Dosing

Leaf gel cap

50-200 mg/day PO

Liquid

30 ml PO TID

Tincture

15-60 gtts PO PRN; 1:10, 50% alcohol

Topical

Apply 3-5 qDay PRN

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Suggested Uses

Promote wound healing

Anesthesia, antiseptic, arthritis, burns, cold sores, fever, inflammation, moisturizer, pruritis

Efficacy

Possibly effective for pain, inflammation, wound healing

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Hypoglycemia

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Warnings

Contraindications

None reported

Cautions

Abdominal discomfort (PO use), appendicitis (PO use), Crohn's disease (PO use), diabetes mellitus, hemorrhoids (PO use), intestinal obstruction (PO use), kidney disease (PO use), nausea/vomiting (PO use), PUD (PO use), ulcerative colitis (PO use)

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: N/A

Lactation: N/A

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Metabolism: N/A

Excretion: N/A

Mechanism of Action

Carboxypeptidase, salicylate inhibit bradykinin

Magnesium lactate inhibits histamine

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