Aconite (Herb/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:Aconitum, Monkshood
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Suggested Dosing

Topical or oral use not recommended

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Suggested Uses

Facial neuralgia, rheumatism, sciatica

Efficacy

Possibly effective topically for facial neuralgia

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

V-TACH, V-FIB; LIFE THREATENING WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF INGESTION

N/V

Weakness

Dizziness

Hypokalemia

Acidosis

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Topical or oral use of undiluted herb

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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

Mechanism of Action

Alkaloids activate sodium channels in cardiac, muscle, and nerve tissue

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