Arrow Bamboo, Arundinaria japonica, Bambou, Bambou Flèche, Bambou du Japon, Bambou Métaké, Bambú, Pseudosasa japonica, Sasa japonica, Yadake.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Gallbladder problems.
- Other conditions.
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Thyroid disorders, such as too little thyroid function (hypothyroidism), an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), or a thyroid tumor: Prolonged use of bamboo shoot might make these conditions worse.
Medications for an overactive thyroid (Antithyroid drugs)Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
Eating bamboo shoot long-term might decrease the thyroid. Medications for an overactive thyroid decrease the thyroid. Taking bamboo shoot along with medications for an overactive thyroid might decrease the thyroid too much. Do not take bamboo shoot long-term if you are taking medications for an overactive thyroid.
Some of these medications include methenamine mandelate (Methimazole), methimazole (Tapazole), potassium iodide (Thyro-Block), and others.
The appropriate dose of bamboo depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for bamboo. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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