Cornsilk (Herb/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:maize silk, yumishu, more...zea mays
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Suggested Dosing

Dried style/stigma

4-8 g PO TID

Tea

One cup of tea several times a day

Steep 0.5 grams dried corn silk in 150 mL boiling water 5-10 minutes, strain

Liquid extract of maize stigmas

4-8 mL PO

Tincture (1:5 in 25% alcohol)

5--15 mL PO TID

Syrup of maize stigmas

8-15 mL PO

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Suggested Uses

Cystitis, prostatitis, urinary problemsCystitis, urethritis, nocturnal enuresis, prostatitis, acute chronic inflammation of the urinary system, as a diuretic for congestive heart failure, to treat diabetes, & hypertension

Efficacy

Insufficient reliable information about effectiveness

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                • antithrombin alfa

                  cornsilk decreases effects of antithrombin alfa by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Cornsilk contains vitamin K; consume a consistent amount daily.

                • antithrombin III

                  cornsilk decreases effects of antithrombin III by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Cornsilk contains vitamin K; consume a consistent amount daily.

                • argatroban

                  cornsilk decreases effects of argatroban by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Cornsilk contains vitamin K; consume a consistent amount daily.

                • bemiparin

                  cornsilk decreases effects of bemiparin by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Cornsilk contains vitamin K; consume a consistent amount daily.

                • bendroflumethiazide

                  cornsilk increases effects of bendroflumethiazide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased risk of hypokalemia (theoretical interaction).

                • bivalirudin

                  cornsilk decreases effects of bivalirudin by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Cornsilk contains vitamin K; consume a consistent amount daily.

                • bumetanide

                  cornsilk increases effects of bumetanide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased risk of hypokalemia (theoretical interaction).

                • chlorothiazide

                  cornsilk increases effects of chlorothiazide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased risk of hypokalemia (theoretical interaction).

                • chlorthalidone

                  cornsilk increases effects of chlorthalidone by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased risk of hypokalemia (theoretical interaction).

                • cyclopenthiazide

                  cornsilk increases effects of cyclopenthiazide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased risk of hypokalemia (theoretical interaction).

                • dabigatran

                  cornsilk decreases effects of dabigatran by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Cornsilk contains vitamin K; consume a consistent amount daily.

                • dalteparin

                  cornsilk decreases effects of dalteparin by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Cornsilk contains vitamin K; consume a consistent amount daily.

                • enoxaparin

                  cornsilk decreases effects of enoxaparin by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Cornsilk contains vitamin K; consume a consistent amount daily.

                • ethacrynic acid

                  cornsilk increases effects of ethacrynic acid by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased risk of hypokalemia (theoretical interaction).

                • fondaparinux

                  cornsilk decreases effects of fondaparinux by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Cornsilk contains vitamin K; consume a consistent amount daily.

                • furosemide

                  cornsilk increases effects of furosemide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased risk of hypokalemia (theoretical interaction).

                • heparin

                  cornsilk decreases effects of heparin by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Cornsilk contains vitamin K; consume a consistent amount daily.

                • hydrochlorothiazide

                  cornsilk increases effects of hydrochlorothiazide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased risk of hypokalemia (theoretical interaction).

                • indapamide

                  cornsilk increases effects of indapamide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased risk of hypokalemia (theoretical interaction).

                • methyclothiazide

                  cornsilk increases effects of methyclothiazide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased risk of hypokalemia (theoretical interaction).

                • metolazone

                  cornsilk increases effects of metolazone by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased risk of hypokalemia (theoretical interaction).

                • phenindione

                  cornsilk decreases effects of phenindione by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Cornsilk contains vitamin K; consume a consistent amount daily.

                • protamine

                  cornsilk decreases effects of protamine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Cornsilk contains vitamin K; consume a consistent amount daily.

                • torsemide

                  cornsilk increases effects of torsemide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased risk of hypokalemia (theoretical interaction).

                Minor (83)

                • acarbose

                  cornsilk increases effects of acarbose by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • acebutolol

                  cornsilk increases effects of acebutolol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • amiloride

                  cornsilk increases effects of amiloride by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • amlodipine

                  cornsilk increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • atenolol

                  cornsilk increases effects of atenolol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • benazepril

                  cornsilk increases effects of benazepril by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • betaxolol

                  cornsilk increases effects of betaxolol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • bisoprolol

                  cornsilk increases effects of bisoprolol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • bosentan

                  cornsilk increases effects of bosentan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • candesartan

                  cornsilk increases effects of candesartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • carvedilol

                  cornsilk increases effects of carvedilol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • celiprolol

                  cornsilk increases effects of celiprolol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • chlorpropamide

                  cornsilk increases effects of chlorpropamide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • clevidipine

                  cornsilk increases effects of clevidipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • clonidine

                  cornsilk increases effects of clonidine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • drospirenone

                  cornsilk increases effects of drospirenone by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • enalapril

                  cornsilk increases effects of enalapril by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • eplerenone

                  cornsilk increases effects of eplerenone by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • epoprostenol

                  cornsilk increases effects of epoprostenol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • eprosartan

                  cornsilk increases effects of eprosartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • esmolol

                  cornsilk increases effects of esmolol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • felodipine

                  cornsilk increases effects of felodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • fenoldopam

                  cornsilk increases effects of fenoldopam by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • fosinopril

                  cornsilk increases effects of fosinopril by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • glimepiride

                  cornsilk increases effects of glimepiride by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • glipizide

                  cornsilk increases effects of glipizide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • glyburide

                  cornsilk increases effects of glyburide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • guanfacine

                  cornsilk increases effects of guanfacine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • hydralazine

                  cornsilk increases effects of hydralazine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • iloprost

                  cornsilk increases effects of iloprost by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • imidapril

                  cornsilk increases effects of imidapril by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • insulin aspart

                  cornsilk increases effects of insulin aspart by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • insulin detemir

                  cornsilk increases effects of insulin detemir by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • insulin glargine

                  cornsilk increases effects of insulin glargine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • insulin glulisine

                  cornsilk increases effects of insulin glulisine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • insulin lispro

                  cornsilk increases effects of insulin lispro by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • insulin NPH

                  cornsilk increases effects of insulin NPH by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • insulin regular human

                  cornsilk increases effects of insulin regular human by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • irbesartan

                  cornsilk increases effects of irbesartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • isradipine

                  cornsilk increases effects of isradipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • ketanserin

                  cornsilk increases effects of ketanserin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • labetalol

                  cornsilk increases effects of labetalol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • lisinopril

                  cornsilk increases effects of lisinopril by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • losartan

                  cornsilk increases effects of losartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • mecamylamine

                  cornsilk increases effects of mecamylamine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • metformin

                  cornsilk increases effects of metformin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • metoprolol

                  cornsilk increases effects of metoprolol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • metyrosine

                  cornsilk increases effects of metyrosine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • miglitol

                  cornsilk increases effects of miglitol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • minoxidil

                  cornsilk increases effects of minoxidil by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • moexipril

                  cornsilk increases effects of moexipril by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • moxonidine

                  cornsilk increases effects of moxonidine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • nadolol

                  cornsilk increases effects of nadolol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • nateglinide

                  cornsilk increases effects of nateglinide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • nebivolol

                  cornsilk increases effects of nebivolol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • nicardipine

                  cornsilk increases effects of nicardipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • nifedipine

                  cornsilk increases effects of nifedipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • nisoldipine

                  cornsilk increases effects of nisoldipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • olmesartan

                  cornsilk increases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • penbutolol

                  cornsilk increases effects of penbutolol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • perindopril

                  cornsilk increases effects of perindopril by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • pindolol

                  cornsilk increases effects of pindolol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • pioglitazone

                  cornsilk increases effects of pioglitazone by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • propranolol

                  cornsilk increases effects of propranolol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • quinapril

                  cornsilk increases effects of quinapril by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • ramipril

                  cornsilk increases effects of ramipril by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • repaglinide

                  cornsilk increases effects of repaglinide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • rosiglitazone

                  cornsilk increases effects of rosiglitazone by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • sacubitril/valsartan

                  cornsilk increases effects of sacubitril/valsartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • saxagliptin

                  cornsilk increases effects of saxagliptin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • sitagliptin

                  cornsilk increases effects of sitagliptin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • sotalol

                  cornsilk increases effects of sotalol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • spironolactone

                  cornsilk increases effects of spironolactone by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • telmisartan

                  cornsilk increases effects of telmisartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • timolol

                  cornsilk increases effects of timolol by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • tolazamide

                  cornsilk increases effects of tolazamide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • tolbutamide

                  cornsilk increases effects of tolbutamide by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

                • trandolapril

                  cornsilk increases effects of trandolapril by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • treprostinil

                  cornsilk increases effects of treprostinil by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • triamterene

                  cornsilk increases effects of triamterene by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • valsartan

                  cornsilk increases effects of valsartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • verapamil

                  cornsilk increases effects of verapamil by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

                • vildagliptin

                  cornsilk increases effects of vildagliptin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of hypoglycemia (theoretical interaction).

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                Adverse Effects

                None

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                Warnings

                None

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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

                Metabolism: N/A

                Excretion: N/A

                Mechanism of Action

                Diuretic

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