202 SP / SP-002 - Shi Quan Da Bu Pian
202 SP — SHI QUAN DA BU PIAN — Great Tonifying Tablet Strengthening Qi and Blood since 1110 A.D.
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TCM Therapeutic Actions: Strengthens or Tonifies Qi and Blood. Warms, supports Yang, and strengthens Wei Qi. TCM Indications: Qi and Blood deficiency with the symptoms of sallow complexion, shortness of breath, palpitations, dizziness, spontaneous perspiration, mental fatigue, lassitude of the extremities, profuse menstruation, sore feet or knees. Modern Indications: Immune system deficiency, side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, coughs, asthma, impotence. Contraindications: Do not use in pregnancy. Chronic usage or large dosages are not recommended in cases of edema, hypokalemia, kidney disorders, hypertension and congestive heart failure. TCM Contraindications: Do not use during acute phase of illness (cold/flu). Use care in cases of loose stools, Spleen deficiency, or general digestive weakness. Contraindicated in excess conditions or Yin-deficient Heat. Pharmaceutical Interactions: This formula may INCREASE the effects of Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI’s), anticoagulants, antiplatelets and sedative drugs; 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, 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. Comments: This versatile classical formula combines two famous formulas - one for Blood; one for Qi. Together these herbal ingredients powerfully support both. This formula can be used after heavy bleeding like excessive blood loss due to childbirth or surgery. It can also be used after chemotherapy and radiation to reduce side effects, as well as increase the T-cell count. In severe cases or in early stages, may increase dose 50% for a few weeks, then decrease as symptoms improve. Recommended Usage: 2-3 tablets twice daily with warm water.