Witch Hazel (Herbs/Suppl)

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Brand and Other Names:Hamamelis virginiana, Tucks Medicated Pads

Suggested Dosing

Apply topically PRN

See also hamamelis water

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Suggested Uses

Inflammation of skin, mucous membranes

Efficacy

Effective for itching/irritation; possibly effective for skin/mucous membrane inflammation

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

If ingested, tannins may cause nausea, vomiting, or liver damage

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity, oral use

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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

Metabolism: N/A

Excretion: N/A

Mechanism of Action

Tannins: astringent, anti-inflammatory, styptic

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