May 6, 2016

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How does Sida Cordifolia work?

Sida cordifolia plant contains ephedrine, which is an amphetamine-like stimulant. It is unknown how Sida cordifolia might work for other medicinal uses.

Are there safety concerns?

Sida cordifolia is LIKELY UNSAFE for any use. Sida cordifolia contains ephedrine. Sida cordifolia is banned in the US due to safety concerns. Another herb that contains ephedrine called ephedra is linked to high blood pressure, heart attacks, muscle disorders, seizures, strokes, irregular heartbeat, loss of consciousness, and death. Sida cordifolia might also cause these side effects.

Sida cordifolia might also cause dizziness, restlessness, irritability, insomnia, headache, lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, flushing, tingling, difficulty urinating, and pounding heartbeat.

Do not use Sida cordifolia with other stimulants such as caffeine. This might increase the chance of having side effects, including life-threatening ones. Sources of caffeine include coffee, tea, kola nut, guarana, and mate.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Sida cordifolia is LIKELY UNSAFE. Do not use.

Chest pain (angina): Sida cordifolia can make angina worse because it stimulates the heart. Sida cordifolia is unsafe for anyone to use, but it is particularly unsafe if you have angina. Do not use.

Anxiety: Sida cordifolia can stimulate the nervous system. Large doses might make anxiety worse. Do not use.

Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), rapid heartbeat (tachycardia), heart disease, or heart conditions such as long QT interval syndrome: Because Sida cordifolia stimulates the heart, it might make these conditions worse. Sida cordifolia is unsafe for anyone to use, but it is particularly unsafe if you have an irregular, rapid heartbeat, or heart disease. Do not use.

Diabetes: Sida cordifolia might interfere with blood sugar control, and might worsen high blood pressure and circulatory problems in people with diabetes. Do not use.

Essential tremor: Sida cordifolia might make essential tremor worse due to its stimulant effects. Do not use.

High blood pressure: Sida cordifolia might make high blood pressure worse. Sida cordifolia is unsafe for anyone to use, but it is particularly unsafe if you have high blood pressure. Do not use.

Thyroid problems: There is a concern that Sida cordifolia might stimulate the thyroid and make thyroid problems worse. Do not use.

Kidney stones: The ephedrine in Sida cordifolia might cause kidney stones. This is especially harmful if you already have kidney stones. Do not use.

Glaucoma: Sida cordifolia might make glaucoma worse by causing the pupils to dilate. Do not use.

A tumor on the adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma): Sida cordifolia might make the symptoms of pheochromocytoma worse. Do not use.


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