TCM Therapeutic Actions:
Harmonizes the two meridians of Shaoyang--the Triple Warmer and Gallbladder. Supplements Qi, transforms phlegm, spreads Liver Qi, and clears Heat.
Contraindicated in pregnancy and for patients taking Interferon. May cause headache, bleeding gums and dizziness due to energy rising in long-term use. Patients with chronic fatigue or post viral patterns may have a temporary recurrence when starting this formula until pathogen is eliminated from the body. Chronic usage or large dosages are not recommended in cases of edema, hypokalemia, kidney disorders, hypertension and congestive heart failure.
Prolonged use or overdose may consume Yin. Use cautiously in patients with Yin deficiency, Blood deficiency, Yin-deficient Fire, Liver Yang rising, or Liver Wind rising. Not suitable for patients with upper excess and lower deficiency.
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 ahtihypertensive agents and antidiabetic medications.
This formula may cause 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.