TCM Therapeutic Actions:
Tonifies Middle Warmer Qi; raises Yang; adjusts and fortifies Spleen and Stomach.
Contraindicated with pregnancy and cancer.
Not for use in Yin deficiency or interior Heat. In general, the dose of this formula should be the smallest dose that provides the intended effect. Prolonged use or overdose may consume Yin.
This formula may INCREASE the effects of Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI’s), anticoagulants and antiplatelets; may increase potassium loss with diuretics and laxatives, which may interfere with antiarrhythmics.
This formula may DECREASE plasma glucose levels, and may decrease the effects of antihypertensive agents, antidiabetic medications, and scopolamine.
This formula may have estrogen-like activity, causing hypertension and fluid retention when used with oral contraceptives. May decrease endogenous testosterone levels in men and women with polycystic ovary disease. May increase the half-life of systemic corticosteroids.
May increase T-cell activity and may lower the immunosuppressant effects of cyclophophamide, cyclosporine and corticosteroids.
May increase the antiviral effects of acyclovir against herpes.
Hinesol, a component, may increase strength of omeprazole.
May lessen overall availability of tolbutamide.
Contains constituents that increase activity of the sympathetic nervous system; use with caution in those using antihypertensive, antidiabetic, antihyperthyroid and/or antiseizure medications.
2-3 tablets twice daily with warm water.