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Anamu (Herbs/Suppl)Brand and Other Names:apacin, apazote de zorro, more...aposin, calcauchin, chasser vermine, Congo Root, douvant douvant, emeruaiuma, guinea hen leaf, guinea henweed, gully root, heuvo de gato, hierba de las gallinitas, kuan, kudjuruk, lemtewei, lemuru, mal pouri, mapurit, mucura, ocano, payche, Petiveria alliacea, verbena hedionda, verveine puante, zorillo

 
 
 

Suggested Dosing

1000-1500 mg PO BID or as directed by Mfr

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Suggested Uses

Cancer, various infections

Efficacy

In vitro studies indicate cytotoxic effect on cancer cells

Animal studies indicate immunostimulatory & antiinfective effects

No clinical studies

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    Contraindicated

      Serious - Use Alternative

        Significant - Monitor Closely

          Minor

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            May cause hypoglycemia

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Pregnancy

            Cautions

            Bleeding diathesis, concomitant anticoagulants

            DM, hypoglycemia

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: do not use

            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

            Immunostimulatory & anticancerous; contains several putative antineoplastic chemicals (eg, dibenzyl trisulfide) but precise mechanism not known

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