Birch (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:betula sp
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Suggested Dosing

Tea

2-3 g steeped 10 min boiling water

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Suggested Uses

Diuretic, nephrolithiasis, arthritis, rheumatism, & gout

Efficacy

Possibly effective for small kidney stones, overall insufficient information available about effectiveness

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            Adverse Effects

            None reported

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Impaired cardiac or renal function

            Aspirin hypersensitivity

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: avoid

            Lactation: avoid

            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

            Flavonoids: diuretic effect w/o Na+ loss

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