Motherwort (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:leonurus cardiaca, lion's ear, more...lion's tail, throw wort
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Suggested Dosing

Crushed herb: 4.5 g PO q30-60min (acute conditions); TID (chronic)

Other preparations: see mfr's directions

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Suggested Uses

Arrhythmia, low cardiac output, delayed menstruation, metrorrhagia

Efficacy: Insufficient reliable evidence, may improve menstrual flow, has relaxing effect on heart

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            Warnings

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            Pregnancy, thyroid conditions

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            Breastfeeding

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: avoid

            Lactation: use caution

            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

            Emmenagogue: contains chemicals that have effects on uterus, which may result in improved menstrual flow

            Cardiac: contains chemicals that have vasorelaxing & cardiotonic effects (digoxin-like)

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