Guarana (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:Brazilian cocoa, guarana gum, more...guarana paste, guaranine, paullinia cupana, Uabano, Uaranzeiro, zoom
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Suggested Dosing

Weight Loss

Seed extract: 200-1600 mg PO qDay; no more than 3 g/day

Cognitive Enhancement

Standardized dry extract: 150 mg PO qDay

Energy Enhancement

200-800 mg before breakfast or lunch PO qDay, no more than 3 g/day

Diuretic

486 mg PO qD

Diarrhea or Dysentery

1 g PO no more than QID

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Suggested Uses

Weight loss, to enhance athletic performance, to reduce mental and physical fatigue, hypotension, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), stimulant, diuretic, and astringent, prevent malaria and dysentery

Efficacy

May cause weight loss when taken in combination with mate and damiana. More evidence is needed to rate effectiveness

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            Adverse Effects

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            Agitation

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            Convulsions

            Delirium

            Dependence

            Diarrhea

            Diuresis

            Dizziness

            GI upset

            Headache

            Hyperglycemia

            Hypertension

            Increased respiration

            Insomnia

            Irritability

            Muscle spasms

            Nausea/vomiting

            Nervousness

            Restlessness

            Tachycardia

            Tinnitus

            Withdrawal symptoms

            Abdominal spasms (from overdose)

            Painful urination (from overdose)

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer

            Cautions

            Anxiety disorders, arrhythmias, cardiac disease, depression, hypertension, kidney disease

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: N/A

            Lactation: avoid use

            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

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            Mechanism of Action

            Contains 2.5-5% caffeine; see caffeine

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