In this Article
- What other names is Elecampane known by?
- What is Elecampane?
- How does Elecampane work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Elecampane.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to take elecampane if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Avoid use.
Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Elecampane may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking elecampane.
Diabetes: There is some concern that elecampane may interfere with blood sugar control. If you have diabetes and use elecampane, monitor your blood sugar carefully.
High blood pressure or low blood pressure: There is some concern that elecampane might interfere with blood pressure control. If you have blood pressure problems and use elecampane, monitor your blood pressure carefully.
Surgery: Elecampane affects the central nervous system and can cause sleepiness. There is a concern that it might cause too much sleepiness if combined with anesthesia and other medications used during and after surgery. Stop using elecampane at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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