Corydalis (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:fumewort, yanhusuo
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Suggested Dosing

Dosage recommendations vary widely according to Mfr & form, follow package instructions carefully

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Suggested Uses

Mild depression, neuroses, emotional disturbances, severe nerve damage, and limb tremors, mild sedative, to lower blood pressure, and to relax small intestine peristalsis

Efficacy

Insufficient information available

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Toxicity (higher doses)

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Warnings

Contraindications

Pregnancy, lactation

Cautions

Concurrency with other CNS-acting drugs

Do not take more than recommended 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

Metabolism: N/A

Excretion: N/A

Mechanism of Action

One of the chief painkillers in traditional Chinese medicine

Contains CNS-acting alkaloids such as tetrahydroprotoberberine & dl-tetrahydropalmatine which may have analgesic & antidopaminergic properties

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