Stevia (Herbs/Suppl)Brand and Other Names:stevia rebaudiana

 
 
 

Suggested Dosing

Hypertension

250-500 mg PO TID

Hyperglycemia

1 g stevioside take with meals

Water extracts of 5 g of leaves q 6hr x 3 days to increase glucose tolerance

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Suggested Uses

Non-caloric sweetener for foods/beverages

Hyperglycemia, weight loss aid, diuretic, & hypertension

Efficacy

Studies inconclusive and contradictory

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Interactions

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    Contraindicated

      Serious - Use Alternative

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          Minor

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            Adverse Effects

            Allergic reaction

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity to Asteraceae family (ragweed, daisies, etc)

            Cautions

            FDA, WHO, European regulatory agencies have questioned safety of chronic 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

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            Mechanism of Action

            Stevioside 100x sweeter than sucrose

            Stevioside, steviol may decr GI absorption of glucose and stimulate insulin secretion

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