Tongkat Ali (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:eurycoma longifolia, longjack, more...pasak bumi, tung saw
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Suggested Dosing

Check Mfr's instructions

Extract (100:1): 25 mg PO q2-3day recommended by one Mfr

Full-spectrum Powder: 200 mg PO qD or 400 mg PO qOD

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Suggested Uses

Enhancement of male sexual function

Also has been used as antimalarial

Efficacy

Animal studies show some positive results for male sexual function enhancement; no human clinical trials

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            Adverse Effects

            Insomnia, irritability, restlessness

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Prostate cancer, male breast cancer, DM, heart disease, sleep apnea, kidney disease

            Concomitant immunosuppressants

            Cautions

            May decrease blood glucose levels

            May cause severe insomnia esp in high doses

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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

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            Mechanism of Action

            Apparently increases testosterone levels

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