Yerba Mate (Herb/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:ilex paraguariensis
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Suggested Dosing

Dried leaves steeped in hot water 10 min

No typical dosing guidelines

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Suggested Uses

Relieve mental and physical fatigue,diuretic, mood modifyer, analgesic, depression, weight loss

Efficacy

More studies are needed to determine effetiveness

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Interactions

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                  Minor (12)

                  • armodafinil

                    yerba mate increases effects of armodafinil by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • caffeine

                    yerba mate increases effects of caffeine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • dexmethylphenidate

                    yerba mate increases effects of dexmethylphenidate by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • dextroamphetamine

                    yerba mate increases effects of dextroamphetamine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • lisdexamfetamine

                    yerba mate increases effects of lisdexamfetamine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • methamphetamine

                    yerba mate increases effects of methamphetamine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • methylenedioxymethamphetamine

                    yerba mate increases effects of methylenedioxymethamphetamine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • methylphenidate

                    yerba mate increases effects of methylphenidate by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • modafinil

                    yerba mate increases effects of modafinil by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • phentermine

                    yerba mate increases effects of phentermine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • serdexmethylphenidate/dexmethylphenidate

                    yerba mate increases effects of serdexmethylphenidate/dexmethylphenidate by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                  • yohimbine

                    yerba mate increases effects of yohimbine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

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                  Adverse Effects

                  Frequency Not Defined

                  Hypertension

                  Excess stimulation

                  Inhib. platelet aggregation

                  Increased risk of esophageal cancer (heavy use)

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                  Warnings

                  Contraindications

                  Hypertension

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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

                  2% caffeine content

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