Danshen (Herb/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:ch ih shen, huang ken, more...pin ma ts'ao, red sage, saliva root, salvia miltiorrhiza, Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, shu wei ts'ao, tan shen, tzu tan ken
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Suggested Dosing

Oral dosing has not been studied in well conducted human trials. No specific dose can be recommended

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Suggested Uses

Abdominal cramps, acne, angina pectoris, circulation problems, eczema/psoriasis, hepatitis (chronic), insomnia, ischemic stroke, menstrual problems, skin conditions, bruising, & wound healing

Efficacy

Ischemic Stroke: Preliminary research indicates that PO or IV may improve neurological deficits after acute ischemic stroke. More studies are needed

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Interactions

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                Monitor Closely (16)

                • alteplase

                  alteplase and danshen both increase anticoagulation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

                • antithrombin alfa

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

                • antithrombin III

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

                • argatroban

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

                • bemiparin

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

                • bivalirudin

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

                • dabigatran

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

                • dalteparin

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

                • enoxaparin

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

                • fondaparinux

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

                • heparin

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

                • phenindione

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

                • protamine

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

                • reteplase

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

                • tenecteplase

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

                • warfarin

                  warfarin and danshen both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                Minor (56)

                • aceclofenac

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

                • acemetacin

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

                • agrimony

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

                • alfalfa

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

                • American ginseng

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

                • anamu

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

                • aspirin

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

                • aspirin rectal

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

                • aspirin/citric acid/sodium bicarbonate

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

                • celecoxib

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

                • choline magnesium trisalicylate

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

                • cinnamon

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

                • cordyceps

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

                • devil's claw

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

                • diclofenac

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

                • diflunisal

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

                • dong quai

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

                • epoprostenol

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

                • etodolac

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

                • fennel

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

                • fenoprofen

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

                • feverfew

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

                • flurbiprofen

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

                • forskolin

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

                • garlic

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

                • ginger

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

                • ginkgo biloba

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

                • horse chestnut seed

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

                • ibuprofen

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

                • ibuprofen IV

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

                • indomethacin

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

                • ketoprofen

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

                • ketorolac

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

                • ketorolac intranasal

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

                • lornoxicam

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

                • meclofenamate

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

                • mefenamic acid

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

                • meloxicam

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

                • mistletoe

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

                • nabumetone

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

                • naproxen

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

                • nettle

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

                • oxaprozin

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

                • panax ginseng

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

                • parecoxib

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

                • pau d'arco

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

                • phytoestrogens

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

                • piroxicam

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

                • reishi

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

                • salicylates (non-asa)

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

                • salsalate

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

                • Siberian ginseng

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

                • sulfasalazine

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

                • sulindac

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

                • tolfenamic acid

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

                • tolmetin

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

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                Adverse Effects

                Pruritis, reduced appetite, stomach upset

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                Warnings

                Contraindications

                Bleeding disorders

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                Pregnancy & Lactation

                Pregnancy Category: avoid use

                Lactation: avoid use

                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

                Root has antispasmodic and antithrombotic properties; increases coronary flow rate

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