Gymnema (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:asclepias geminate, gurmar, more...gurmarbooti, Gymnema sylvestre, merasingi, meshavalli, periploca of the woods, sirukurinja, small Indian ipecac
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Suggested Dosing

Diabetes

200-400 mg standardized extract PO qDay-BID

Use only with regular blood glucose level monitoring

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Suggested Uses

Diabetes mellitus, type 1 and 2

Constipation, digestive stimulant, diuresis, lipid lowering

Efficacy

Decr blood glucose & HgbA1C in type 1 or 2 DM

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            None reported

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity

            Pregnancy

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: X

            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

            Decrease intestinal absorption of glucose; may stimulate pancreatic beta cell growth

            Incr serum C-peptide levels

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