Lentinan (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:lentinus edodes
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Suggested Dosing

Adjunctive Treatment for Cancer & HIV

1-4 mg IV/IM once/week

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Suggested Uses

Cancer, HIV

Efficacy

Possibly effective as adjunct when administered with didanosine in HIV

Insufficient Evidence to rate as adjunctive treatment for breast, gastric, prostate cancer. Preliminary evidence suggests improvement

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Interactions

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            Adverse Effects

            Thrombocytopenia

            Chronic large dose of whole shiitake can cause dermatitis, eosinophilia

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity

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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

            Potentiates NK cell, macrophage, T-helper cell function

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