Squill (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:drimia maritima, Indian squill, more...scilia, sea onion, sea squill, urginea maritima, white squill
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Suggested Dosing

0.1-0.5 g/d PO

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Suggested Uses

Arrhythmia, vein problems, weak heart

Efficacy: contains cardiac glycosides similar to digoxin

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            Adverse Effects

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            Digestive spasms

            Loss of appetite

            Vomiting

            Diarrhea

            Headache

            Irregular pulse

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            None reported

            Cautions

            Safer alternatives now available

            Avoid excess intake

            Contact fresh bulb juice may cause skin inflammations

            Red squill is poisonous (see digoxin OD)

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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

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            Mechanism of Action

            Boosts cardiac output & slows HR

            Lowers excessive blood pressure in veins

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