404 KI / KI-004 - Zhi Bai Di Huang Pian
404 KI — ZHI BAI DI HUANG PIAN — Eight Ingredient Balance Formula Harmonizing Kidney and Heart function since 1742 A. D.
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TCM Therapeutic Actions: Nourishes Yin to decrease pathogenic Fire. TCM Indications: Hyperactivity of Fire caused by Yin deficiency, tidal fever and night sweats, lower back and sore knees, sore throat, insomnia, chronic swelling of the gums, ringing in the ears, and nocturnal seminal emission. Modern Indications: Used for weakness due to chronic disease, hypertension, and chronic nephritis. Contraindications: Not recommended for women who are pregnant or who have excessive bleeding during menstruation. TCM Contraindications: Contraindicated in the early phase of acute illness (cold/flu), Yang deficiency, excess or exterior conditions, or high fever. Use caution with patients tending toward abdominal bloating, loose stools or mucus. Overuse can cool and weaken digestion. Take small doses of Bao He Pian (206 SP) or Xiang Sha Liu Jun Pian (205 SP) to combat cooling effect, or take after eating food. Pharmaceutical Interactions: Diuretic effect may lead to increased elimination of water and/or electrolytes. May lower plasma glucose levels and increase the likelihood of antidiabetic medications causing hypoglycemia. May interfere with the action of scopolamine. Comments: For upper/lower imbalance, this formula is most effectively used with Xiao Chai Hu Pian (502 LV). Recommended Usage: 2-3 tablets twice daily with warm water.