Cordyceps (Herb/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:Cordyceps Sinensis, CordyMax
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Suggested Dosing

3 g/d fermented in tea

1050 mg extract BID-TID

Standardized to 0.14% adenosine

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Suggested Uses

Stimulant/tonic/adaptogen

Enhance athletic performance

Strengthen immune response; treatment of liver disorders

Efficacy

Insufficent reliable evidence to rate use in chemotherpay, aminoglycoside induced nephrotoxicity, cyclosporine induced nephrotoxicity and hepatitis B

Possibly ineffective for athletic performance

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Interactions

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                Monitor Closely (68)

                • aceclofenac

                  aceclofenac and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • acemetacin

                  acemetacin and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • agrimony

                  agrimony and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • alfalfa

                  alfalfa and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • alteplase

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

                • American ginseng

                  American ginseng and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • antithrombin alfa

                  antithrombin alfa and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

                • antithrombin III

                  antithrombin III and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

                • argatroban

                  argatroban and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

                • aspirin

                  aspirin and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • aspirin rectal

                  aspirin rectal and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • aspirin/citric acid/sodium bicarbonate

                  aspirin/citric acid/sodium bicarbonate and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • bemiparin

                  bemiparin and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

                • bivalirudin

                  bivalirudin and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

                • celecoxib

                  celecoxib and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • choline magnesium trisalicylate

                  choline magnesium trisalicylate and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • cinnamon

                  cinnamon and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • dabigatran

                  dabigatran and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

                • dalteparin

                  dalteparin and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

                • diclofenac

                  diclofenac and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • diflunisal

                  diflunisal and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • dong quai

                  cordyceps and dong quai both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • enoxaparin

                  enoxaparin and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

                • epoprostenol

                  cordyceps and epoprostenol both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • etodolac

                  etodolac and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • fennel

                  cordyceps and fennel both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • fenoprofen

                  fenoprofen and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • feverfew

                  cordyceps and feverfew both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • flurbiprofen

                  flurbiprofen and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • fondaparinux

                  fondaparinux and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

                • forskolin

                  cordyceps and forskolin both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • garlic

                  cordyceps and garlic both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • ginger

                  cordyceps and ginger both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • ginkgo biloba

                  cordyceps and ginkgo biloba both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • heparin

                  heparin and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

                • horse chestnut seed

                  cordyceps and horse chestnut seed both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • ibuprofen

                  ibuprofen and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • ibuprofen IV

                  ibuprofen IV and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • indomethacin

                  indomethacin and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • ketoprofen

                  ketoprofen and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • ketorolac

                  ketorolac and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • ketorolac intranasal

                  ketorolac intranasal and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • lornoxicam

                  lornoxicam and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • meclofenamate

                  meclofenamate and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • mefenamic acid

                  mefenamic acid and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • meloxicam

                  meloxicam and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • mistletoe

                  cordyceps increases and mistletoe decreases anticoagulation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • nabumetone

                  nabumetone and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • naproxen

                  naproxen and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • nettle

                  cordyceps increases and nettle decreases anticoagulation. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • oxaprozin

                  oxaprozin and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • panax ginseng

                  cordyceps and panax ginseng both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • parecoxib

                  parecoxib and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • pau d'arco

                  cordyceps and pau d'arco both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • phenindione

                  phenindione and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

                • phytoestrogens

                  cordyceps and phytoestrogens both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • piroxicam

                  piroxicam and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • protamine

                  protamine and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

                • reishi

                  cordyceps and reishi both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • reteplase

                  reteplase and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

                • salicylates (non-asa)

                  salicylates (non-asa) and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • salsalate

                  salsalate and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • Siberian ginseng

                  cordyceps and Siberian ginseng both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • sulfasalazine

                  sulfasalazine and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • sulindac

                  sulindac and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • tenecteplase

                  tenecteplase and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

                • tolfenamic acid

                  tolfenamic acid and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                • tolmetin

                  tolmetin and cordyceps both increase anticoagulation. Use Caution/Monitor.

                Minor (15)

                • amikacin

                  cordyceps decreases toxicity of amikacin by unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • anamu

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

                • cyclosporine

                  cordyceps decreases toxicity of cyclosporine by unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • danshen

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

                • devil's claw

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

                • gentamicin

                  cordyceps decreases toxicity of gentamicin by unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • isocarboxazid

                  cordyceps increases effects of isocarboxazid by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • linezolid

                  cordyceps increases effects of linezolid by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • neomycin PO

                  cordyceps decreases toxicity of neomycin PO by unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • paromomycin

                  cordyceps decreases toxicity of paromomycin by unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • phenelzine

                  cordyceps increases effects of phenelzine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • prednisolone

                  cordyceps decreases effects of prednisolone by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Cordyceps protects T & NK cells from immunosuppressive drug effects.

                • streptomycin

                  cordyceps decreases toxicity of streptomycin by unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • tobramycin

                  cordyceps decreases toxicity of tobramycin by unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • tranylcypromine

                  cordyceps increases effects of tranylcypromine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

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                Warnings

                Contraindications

                Lactation, pregnancy

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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

                Stim WBCs and interleukins; possibly cytotoxic to cancer cells

                Increase ATP level in cells

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