TCM Therapeutic Actions:
Alleviates excess Damp Heat in the Liver and Gallbladder; removes Damp Heat from the Lower Warmer; clears Liver Fire.
Caution during pregnancy. May cause drowsiness. Chronic usage or large dosages are not recommended in cases of edema, hypokalemia, kidney disorders, hypertension and congestive heart failure.
This formula can weaken spleen and damage Yin and Yang when overused. It is contraindicated in Yin, Yang, and/or Blood deficiency. Not for long-term use.
This formula may INCREASE the effects of sedative drugs, 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 the effects of antihypertensive agents and antidiabetic medications.
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 lessen overall availability of tolbutamide.
2-3 tablets twice daily with warm water.