Dried mushroom: 1.5-9 g/d PO
Powder: 1-1.5 g/d PO
Tincture: 1 mL/d PO
To reduce high blood pressure, hypertriglyceridemia
Treatment of postherpetic neuralgia.
Supportive treatment during cancer chemotherapy
Active ingredients, called ganoderic acids, appear to combat high BP & reduce LDL cholesterol & triglyceride levels; may also discourage platelet aggregation
Also contains antiangiogenic & other antimetastatic substances
Serious - Use Alternative
Significant - Monitor Closely
Concurrency with other anticoagulant medications
Continuous use for 3-6 months may cause dizziness, dry mouth, nose bleeds, & upset stomach
Commercial preparations may vary in strength, check Mfr's label
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: check with physician
Lactation: check with physician
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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