Anamu (Herb/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:apacin, apazote de zorro, more...aposin, calcauchin, chasser vermine, Congo Root, douvant douvant, emeruaiuma, guinea hen leaf, guinea henweed, gully root, heuvo de gato, hierba de las gallinitas, kuan, kudjuruk, lemtewei, lemuru, mal pouri, mapurit, mucura, ocano, payche, Petiveria alliacea, verbena hedionda, verveine puante, zorillo
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Suggested Dosing

1000-1500 mg PO BID or as directed by Mfr

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Suggested Uses

Cancer, various infections

Efficacy

In vitro studies indicate cytotoxic effect on cancer cells

Animal studies indicate immunostimulatory and antiinfective effects

No clinical studies

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                • antithrombin alfa

                  antithrombin alfa and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • antithrombin III

                  antithrombin III and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • argatroban

                  argatroban and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • bemiparin

                  bemiparin and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • bivalirudin

                  bivalirudin and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • dabigatran

                  dabigatran and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • dalteparin

                  dalteparin and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • enoxaparin

                  enoxaparin and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • fondaparinux

                  fondaparinux and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • heparin

                  heparin and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • phenindione

                  phenindione and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • protamine

                  protamine and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • reteplase

                  reteplase and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • tenecteplase

                  tenecteplase and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                Minor (79)

                • acarbose

                  anamu increases effects of acarbose by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • aceclofenac

                  aceclofenac and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • acemetacin

                  acemetacin and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • agrimony

                  agrimony and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • alfalfa

                  alfalfa and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • American ginseng

                  American ginseng and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • aspirin

                  aspirin and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • aspirin rectal

                  aspirin rectal and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • aspirin/citric acid/sodium bicarbonate

                  aspirin/citric acid/sodium bicarbonate and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • celecoxib

                  celecoxib and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • chlorpropamide

                  anamu increases effects of chlorpropamide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • choline magnesium trisalicylate

                  choline magnesium trisalicylate and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • cinnamon

                  anamu and cinnamon both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • cordyceps

                  anamu and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • danshen

                  anamu and danshen both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • devil's claw

                  anamu and devil's claw both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • diclofenac

                  diclofenac and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • diflunisal

                  diflunisal and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • dong quai

                  anamu and dong quai both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • epoprostenol

                  anamu and epoprostenol both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • etodolac

                  etodolac and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • fennel

                  anamu and fennel both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • fenoprofen

                  fenoprofen and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • feverfew

                  anamu and feverfew both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • flurbiprofen

                  flurbiprofen and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • forskolin

                  anamu and forskolin both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • garlic

                  anamu and garlic both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • ginger

                  anamu and ginger both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • ginkgo biloba

                  anamu and ginkgo biloba both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • glimepiride

                  anamu increases effects of glimepiride by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • glipizide

                  anamu increases effects of glipizide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • glyburide

                  anamu increases effects of glyburide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • horse chestnut seed

                  anamu and horse chestnut seed both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • ibuprofen

                  ibuprofen and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • ibuprofen IV

                  ibuprofen IV and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • indomethacin

                  indomethacin and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • insulin aspart

                  anamu increases effects of insulin aspart by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • insulin detemir

                  anamu increases effects of insulin detemir by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • insulin glargine

                  anamu increases effects of insulin glargine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • insulin glulisine

                  anamu increases effects of insulin glulisine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • insulin lispro

                  anamu increases effects of insulin lispro by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • insulin NPH

                  anamu increases effects of insulin NPH by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • insulin regular human

                  anamu increases effects of insulin regular human by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • ketoprofen

                  ketoprofen and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • ketorolac

                  ketorolac and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • ketorolac intranasal

                  ketorolac intranasal and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • lornoxicam

                  lornoxicam and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • meclofenamate

                  meclofenamate and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • mefenamic acid

                  mefenamic acid and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • meloxicam

                  meloxicam and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • metformin

                  anamu increases effects of metformin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • miglitol

                  anamu increases effects of miglitol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • mistletoe

                  anamu increases and mistletoe decreases anticoagulation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • nabumetone

                  nabumetone and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • naproxen

                  naproxen and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • nateglinide

                  anamu increases effects of nateglinide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • nettle

                  anamu increases and nettle decreases anticoagulation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • oxaprozin

                  oxaprozin and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • panax ginseng

                  anamu and panax ginseng both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • parecoxib

                  parecoxib and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • pau d'arco

                  anamu and pau d'arco both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • phytoestrogens

                  anamu and phytoestrogens both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • pioglitazone

                  anamu increases effects of pioglitazone by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • piroxicam

                  piroxicam and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • reishi

                  anamu and reishi both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • repaglinide

                  anamu increases effects of repaglinide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • rosiglitazone

                  anamu increases effects of rosiglitazone by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • salicylates (non-asa)

                  salicylates (non-asa) and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • salsalate

                  salsalate and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • saxagliptin

                  anamu increases effects of saxagliptin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • Siberian ginseng

                  anamu and Siberian ginseng both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • sitagliptin

                  anamu increases effects of sitagliptin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • sulfasalazine

                  sulfasalazine and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • sulindac

                  sulindac and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • tolazamide

                  anamu increases effects of tolazamide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • tolbutamide

                  anamu increases effects of tolbutamide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

                • tolfenamic acid

                  tolfenamic acid and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • tolmetin

                  tolmetin and anamu both increase anticoagulation. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • vildagliptin

                  anamu increases effects of vildagliptin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical interaction.

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                Adverse Effects

                Frequency Not Defined

                May cause hypoglycemia

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                Warnings

                Contraindications

                Pregnancy

                Cautions

                Bleeding diathesis, concomitant anticoagulants

                DM, hypoglycemia

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                Pregnancy & Lactation

                Pregnancy Category: do not use

                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

                Immunostimulatory and anticancerous; contains several putative antineoplastic chemicals (eg, dibenzyl trisulfide) but precise mechanism not known

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