Tylophora asthmatica (generic name)

treats Asthma
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Safety

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Allergies

Avoid in individuals with a known allergy or hypersensitivity to tylophora.

Side Effects and Warnings

Tylophora has been reported to cause infrequent nausea, vomiting, change in taste perception and mouth soreness. Rare instances of drowsiness and respiratory distress have also been reported.

Use cautiously in patients with diabetes, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia, hypertension and edema.

Avoid in patients with serious infections, organ transplantation, major systemic disease or major recent surgery.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Tylophora is not recommended in pregnant or breastfeeding women due to a lack of available scientific evidence. Tylophora asthmatica has been reported to have abortion-inducing properties. Many tinctures contain high levels of alcohol, and should be avoided during pregnancy.

Interactions

Interactions with Drugs

Tylophora was found to have central nervous system (CNS) depressant effects in high doses. Caution is advised when taking tylophora with antidepressants or other CNS stimulants.

Tylophora may increase bronchodilation, and caution is advised when taking with bronchodilators.

Although not well studied in humans, tylophora may antagonize dextmethasone/hypophysectomy-induced suppression of the pituitary. Caution is advised when taking tylorphora with corticosteroids (steroids).

Tylophora leaf extract of Tylophora conspicua may exhibit dose-dependent inhibition of indomethacin-induced gastric ulceration, possibly through gastric acid inhibition. Use caution when taking with indomethacin or other antacids.

Many tinctures contain high levels of alcohol, and may cause nausea or vomiting when taken with metronidazole (Flagyl®) or disulfiram (Antabuse®).

Interactions with Herbs & Dietary Supplements

Tylophora leaf extract of Tylophora conspicua exhibits dose-dependent inhibition of indomethacin-induced gastric ulceration, possibly through gastric acid inhibition. Use caution when taking with other antacids.

Tylophora was found to have central nervous system (CNS) depressant effects in high doses. Caution is advised when taking tylophora with herbs or supplements with antidepressant or CNS stimulant effects.

Although not well studied in humans, tylophora may antagonize dextmethasone/hypophysectomy-induced suppression of the pituitary. Caution is advised when taking tylorphora with herbs or supplements with corticosteroid-like effects.

Attribution

This information is based on a systematic review of scientific literature, and was peer-reviewed and edited by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (www.naturalstandard.com): Ethan Basch, MD (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center); Anait Gasparyan, PharmD (Northeastern University); Nicole Giese, MS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Mary McGarry, PharmD (University of Kansas); David Sollars, MAc, HMC (New England School of Acupuncture); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).

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