Germanium (Herbs/Suppl)

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Suggested Dosing

Follow Mfr's instructions

Not considered safe

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Suggested Uses

Cancers

Efficacy

Unproven, may be harmful

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        Significant - Monitor Closely

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            Adverse Effects

            Kidney damage, anemia, appetite loss, nerve/muscle damage, death

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Pregnancy, lactation

            Cautions

            Risk of kidney damage, esp with inorganic germanium

            May exacerbate seizures

            Numerous harmful side effects

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: do not use

            Lactation: do not 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

            Claimed to increase oxygen delivery to cells

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